Curious danged thing… I seem to be poaching a ride that didn’t cost any money, doesn’t offer any t-shirts, waterbottles, commemorative tchotchkys, low-rez/ill-lighted photos with an annoying watermark posted to a website or even an official rest stop. Couldn’t be happier.
I think the first place I noticed it was via perennially pleased Harry H, who can reliably be found at RBWHQ&L on Saturdays. He of the alliterative moniker had mentioned something about the “April Challenge” over at 30DaysOfBiking.com. 30 Rides in 30 Days. Hashtag it on your twitter feed. Any distance counted - the idea was just to get up, get out and ride. Sounded like fun, but was attached to the interwebs by the historic computer, so decided to remember to sign up when I was using the newer appliance.
Which of course I promptly forgot until reading Kent P’s post, at which point it was April 1st. And the 30DaysOfBiking site no longer allowed people to sign up. Which kind of sucked. I mean, I could see cutting it off at midnight on April 1st, since if you hadn’t ridden by then, you really couldn’t do the program. But, I had and was just trying to join the gang to celebrate spring, riding, feeling good and life.
Well, mostly, I’m just trying to do small, insignificant things in a methodical and steady manner, trusting in momentum. But, I think that’s a bigger thought than I can address right now.
Anyway, the good news is that the 30DaysOfBiking site seems to be scooping up the #30daysofbiking tag regardless of whether you have signed up. Which means that my sub-parenthetical utterings are dropping into the stream. Which means I’m poaching the ride…