14 October 2010 - 7:23Team 29, & Other Blitherings
OK, first things first. TEAM 29.
I’ve gotten a couple, OK, more than a couple of people interested in flying the colors in 2011. Just because you haven’t heard from me, doesn’t mean you are out of the running. But, conversely, just because you haven’t heard from me, doesn’t mean send me an email every day. I did say that I would let it go to the end of the month, at which time, the selection process will begin.
I think the first wave of interested folks might have been feeling a bit capricious, giving me a “hell yeah” sort of response. To be expected, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this amazing juggernaut? Then the ones that followed were a bit quieter, more mysterious, which I actually found a bit more intriguing.
Needless to say, all inquiries/entries/bribes are going into a special folder where they will be individually reviewed at the appropriate time. This is a serious process, much like picking out your next pet. So many things to think of, like, are you going to still love it after it poops all over your comforter?
Oh, and Lance Armstrong came to Waterbury VT. He totally declined an invitation to go ride Perry Hill on 29ers with me. Actually, he didn’t, but his peeps probably did. Meh. I suppose that’s what you get when you use Facebook as a way to communicate with someone you don’t regularly talk with. I suppose I may have gotten the same response if I had asked Edward Van Halen to play guitar for me at open mic night at the local coffee shop.
Lastly, it’s very important to be alert out there while you are riding your bike. I was almost crushed between two cars when a motorist decided to turn right without noticing that I was right there. Fortunately, having spent a lot of time riding in traffic in my youth, I was able to avoid the collision. So be careful, it’s a jungle out there.