Racing Rusty

Rusty 1

There we were walking around the Velodrome, a former NASCAR track that is now a center piece of Asheville's Carrier Park.

Rusty 2

Just a leisurely, non-competitive walk.

Rusty 3

When suddenly this competitive type came flying by on his bicycle.

Rusty 4

Should we race? Chase after him?

Rusty 5

Of course not, said our King of Cool Walking, Rusty the Rooster.

Rusty 6

We have to out style Speed Racer.

Rusty 7

Cool is as Cool does, so says Rusty.


  1. Steve & Kat on February 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Mom says we need a Rusty to keep us cool. Today we got passed by a runner on a hill and we started pulling hard to beat him. I don’t think Mom minded the extra puppy-power getting up the hill though.


  2. Togo the Dog on February 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    So cooooooool!

    Togo, Tagar & Gamby

  3. Sam on February 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    We’re with you, Rusty – no need to chase. We know you’re faster than that dude with wheels.

    It’s funny, because whenever a jogger or biker passes us in close proximity while walking, Marge will speed up to catch up with them. She doesn’t try to chase them, just sort of quickens her pace as they go by.

  4. NCMountainwoman on February 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    And you are sooooooo cool, Rusty. I can almost hear your own drummer.

  5. Kari on February 2, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Wooo you go Rusty

    Stop on by for a visit

  6. The OP Pack on February 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    We know you could all outpace that biker any day. But it is fun to see Rusty do things HIS way.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. sku marie on February 2, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    For style, you have him beat by a country mile! Hey, we have a velodrome in ABQ, too!

  8. jen on February 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Rusty IS the coolest!

  9. Cindy on February 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Rusty, you are always walking on the wild side!

  10. houndstooth on February 2, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Rusty is so right! Who’d have thought Rusty would be the one to share words of wisdom? 😀

  11. rottrover on February 2, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Totally the coolest guy effur!

Leave a Comment

Read Another Story

← Back One Story ◊ OR ◊ Forward One Story →

This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features

Monday Musing

Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.

A Walk on the Trashy Side

June 4, 2023

Maybe my neighbors didn’t notice, but I took a walk on the trashy side last week and need to confess my mistake.

Way Back Wednesday

Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,700 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.

We Had A Little Snow

January 25, 2016 |

Our winter may have been mild so far, but, like much of the east coast, we had a little snow this week. And so we had a little fun.