I think it was 1997 when I lost my man card, the day I first stuck a foot through a pair of lycra cycling shorts. True, I have done things to earn the man card back but then subsequently lost it again and each time, cycling is involved. So a few of us gather last night for the New Albany Tuesday ride from behind Veloscience bike shop, from where I bought a new pump. The pump is not on a scale of "Dan's Pump" but Geoff assured me it was just as good and that he used the same model when he rode across the US. That's good enough for me. Probably 7-8 of us at the start and then....
...Marty rolls in. He had ridden earlier in the day so on the fence as to whether to roll out with our group. Radar was monitored and rather than head east on the normal route, sure to engage the rain, it was decided to head north. Just then, Jon Morgan coasted in and so me, being a personal emissary of Dan, who had loaned Jon and Pete his pump on Saturday, asked about the health of the pump. Jon assured me it would be returned to Dan, as agreed, on Thursday.
The signal was given to roll out and, looking at a decidedly ominous sky to the north and east, I decided to pack it in, another loss of the man card. I drove through rain on the way back to Granville but north of New Albany? Maybe they made it without the rain.