True story: I was riding down the Keystone to my bike building job when I came up to a guy shuffling along while hunkered over a stroller and talking on his cell phone. I of course called out, "Passing on your left" of which I knew he'd be pretty oblivious. What I didn't know is that there was a very anxious dog behind a fence along the trail that couldn't contain her excitement any longer when I passed between her and the stroller pushing reluctant father. Lots of barking ensued and I think the guy nearly crapped himself. I hear from him after I'm leaving the interesting scene, "Go ride on the road."
I continue riding on trying to process what I just heard. "Ride on the road?" On the road I usually hear the opposite, "Get on the sidewalk," so I was in deep turmoil as to where my place in the world should be. Guess I need to invent a flying bike.
Ok, that actually wasn't a true story. Or was it? With the other guys writing great stuff I decided to join the party partly. I read the reply that Fred made on an old post about joining their pact to write once a week. His reply was a couple days after I made the post, but I didn't see if for a month for some reason. I wonder if I should tell him that I did see that reply? What do you think, Brady?
I do enjoy their stories though. You never know if they are telling you their version of real life experiences or just making something up completely. I guess that's what makes a good writer.
So anywho, SHOMER SHABBOS!!! I'm proposing an easy 3 hour ride from Aksarben in the morning (7am or 8am start, tbd) this Saturday. It's gonna be a warm and possibly windy/rainy one, so the earlier in the day the better.. But it will be fun. And when I say "easy ride" I mean that there might be some punchiness, but don't expect me and Randell to follow all of them. That's right, I said Randell. As in Jon Effing Randell of cat 1 racing lore. He has recently come out of retirement from newborn wrangling and brewing/beer drinking. Well, he's still doing both in abundance, but adding easy riding to the unending list of parental responsibilities. And like me, he's a little soft of the mid-section and formerly strong of the legs. But we're working on it.
I imagine we'll head South and maybe do the old Wednesday Night Worlds route, or maybe hit the Glennwood Loop. However, those routes might delve into the 3-4 hour mark. We'll see. 2.5 hrs has been our norm for the past few weeks. Bumping up to 4 might be a tad much.
UPDATE!! We will be leaving Jones Bros Cupcakes at 7:30am. Arrive early if you want a cuppa somefin.