Taken during happier times, Rhino was pleased to get a mention on Roy's Blog.
The awarding of the last place Granville Climbing Challenge “trophy”, a particularly happy go lucky rhinosarus named Rhino, had been unresolved following the completion of Sunday’s ride. Cindy, Mitch and Jeff arrived last in the parking lot because of a flat tire. Apparently, Cindy out manuevered the other two for the “honor” of finishing last among therir group of three. Saturday evening, I began being bombarded with emails, from Cindy, demanding her prize. She rightly claimed she had worked very hard for it. Ignoring Ms Persistent was not an option because she works for the government and can therefore spend hours every day sending out mass emails and perhaps could even mobilize the IRS against me.
I inocently inquired about their incoming route, hoping they had taken a different approach into Granville, permitting me to disqualify her but alas, they had followed the route. I had many concerns, not the least of which was a very real fear Cindy would take my little buddy, stick a needle through his belly and send me the image or worse, lope off his head or leg and send me the body parts (she is very capable of such horrors). Losing all leverage, I asked that I at least have visitation rights and without hesitation I would call Child Services if I detected any cigerette burns or other abuse. She agreed to bring Rhino to a ride each quarter so I could check on him and with that, I gave Rhino the sad news.