So there I was, absolutely confident to win a contest that had been simmering all year. Geesh, I had her right where....
....I wanted. In the contest to see which of us would ride the most miles for 2017, I was within 200 miles of Flyin Tuna and I was headed to Arizona while she would be subjected to the cold and winds of November. Then a funny thing happened, weather in Ohio was way, way, way above normal and she was riding every freakin day! As a one trick pony, that is fine but since I am a multiple trick pony, I had many alternatives to riding. Then, late in November I checked the totals and even though I was approximately 2000 miles ahead of any previous riding year for me, I was now 500 miles behind her. WTF! I never have heard her laugh as long or as hard when I began to whine about her advantage. Thinking I still had time, I retripled my efforts, rode a bunch and yet she still rode, around the living room on cold days, bike path on other days or on the road on warm days. I had no chance so.....
....I am falling on my sword and admit publicly to the embarrassment of being soundly defeated. Damn It!