The past year has been nutty. For most of the last quarter of the year I didn't know if I was coming or going and couldn't plan for anything. Unfortunately, riding had to take a back seat. Things are starting to level off and I'm beginning to find a routine in the chaos of changing careers, being a good husband and father and finding some time to ride. Which leads me to scheduling my ride season, more specifically what events I will be attending. And since my blogging of late has been equal to my past race performances I will be stringing out my proposed race schedule over the next wee bit (like anyone cares) - just to keep you coming back for more.
Ever since returning home from the BC Bike Race in '08 I've been salivating to do another stage race. Due to work and $$ restraints, BC is kind of out of the equation (for this year anyway . . . . but perhaps next year?). However, about this time last year if I recall correctly, rumors and grumblings began about an epic seven day stage race closer to home.
Trans-Sylvania? WTF? That's not closer to home.
Read the fine print dummy.
A trans Atlantic flight to eastern-Europe?
. . . castles and Vampires?
More like Amish, farm country, the Penguins and Steelers.
Pennsylvania is waaaaaay closer to home, which means less costly traveling expenses (no flight, no shipping bike box, miscellaneous travelling expenses, etc.) - I can drive to Penn. in about 8-9 hrs. The registration, accommodation and food costs are much less than BC too - making if even more enticing to go. Apparently there will an abundance of fine Pennsylvanian dairy products every day to bung riders up. Not to mention some wicked riding to be had, which I experienced a taste of at the Wilderness 101 this past August. So, how can I not go?
Clicky clicky for registration info.
Rumors that the Empire will be also be in attendance.
Gwad I hope that I can go . . . I'm dying to see a vampire.
Right now I'm 95.7684% sure that I am going. What stands in the way is funds.
If I can sell this:
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. . . then I might stand a chance of being able to afford to go while still staying in 'the wife's' good books and not having to stand on the corner selling my body for sex or medical experiments (more likely the latter of the two).