December 20, Tuesday, is THE day. Yes, it's that time of the year again when I take a step back, wonder why I devote massive time and energy to creating silly, pointless, stupid, sometimes funny blog posts that have managed to largely alienate me from the cycling community. I am a pariah, a pilgrim wandering in a strange land of annoyed cyclists, one against the wind..... Well, actually I do this because it is my way of documenting my cycling experiences that I can read some day and prove to my eventual grand kids I was a fairly average endurance athlete. However, I think there have been enough posts to establish that fact so from this point forward, if I continue the blog it will be solely because I do it for you.
You, the cubicle dwellers, the people with way too much time on their hands, the vain who like to see themselves or their name in print, the gloryhounds who like to see me describe how strong they are or, just ordinary people who like to read what happens when they aren't at a particular ride. That now would be the main reason for continuing the blog even though I also do get a kick of poking fun and watching the backlash. I think I am something of a caldron stirrer and the body of evidence is too large to deny it. Anyway, here's the deal, if 15 of you post (doesn't matter if anonymously or not) that you want me to continue this dumb blog, then I will. You can take whatever shots you want while endorsing the idea of blog continuation, the net result must obviously be a vote for the blog. You have until midnight of the 20th to vote and the vote must be cast that day, tomorrow and if I fail to get the meager 15 yeahs, then the blog goes dark FOREVER!
Here is what you got out of this year's posts...well not much but there was the Yankees vs Toledo Mudhen vs Milwaukee Brewer issue that was kind of funny, there was the Women of the Thursday Ride feature, there was the Mark C comb-over comparison, there were the trip reports to California, Florida, Arizona, multiple ride or hike notices, an image of a pink Barbie on Dennis' pink bike, a golf report but at it's core, the blog highlighted dozens of ride reports that mostly brought great shame on me and my lack of fitness and mental toughness.
So, starting tomorrow, vote, annoymously or not, for the blog.