I have some big news, really big news. You know I have longed to be part of a group rather than an independent pilgrim wondering the cycling wilderness. I begged and subjected myself to humiliation (required to apply chamois butter to Grand Poobah and other Kendaites, filling water bottles, escorting Kendaites on short cuts, etc...) for much of this year only to be voted down, 5-0 (Kenda Janet says she abstained from the vote) and not given final membership with the Kendas.
Recently, I learned of a group called "Saturday New Albany Training Ride" and applied for membership. Finally, after 6 hours, I received an email and was accepted!!!! Don't even think about trying to join this group as it is for the elite of the elite, the most popular of the populous central Ohio cycling scene. Some how, Kenda Janet is a member but I later found out they needed a mascot so that explains that. On the other hand, I can think of a couple of you who may qualify so do a Facebook search for "Saturday New Albany Training Ride" and see if you can get in.
On to more important business. As some of you know, Flyin Tuna and I host the COP Blue Jay ride, a brutal route to Zanesville that takes in tough climbs out Blue Jay, then on to other even more difficult climbs before stopping at a market in Z-ville for the return. My responsibilities are many, marking the route, making map copies, promoting the event, etc... Tuna shows up at the parking lot and signs people in. Most years. the ride is scheduled for twice, in June and August. Last year it was held only once. Tuna wants to schedule it twice while I, who does the lion's share of the work, want to do it once. Tuna wanted me to put it to the cycling community for a vote. I told her people are not going to bother to comment on something so insignificant but if you care to comment, your votes will decide the outcome, once or twice for the Blue Jay ride in 2012?