Forgive me oh Holy Mother, for I have committed a grave transgression.
I hope that the god and goddesses of chain-lube and pavement can forgive my wickedness. I have gravely trespassed against an entity that I deeply, deeply love.
I try to be a caring, attentive companion.
Even though sometimes I neglect my responsibilities.
Our relationship has transported me to magical places…
We conquered podiums together.
and supported me through dark and dreary times.
And now, I have violated something beautiful and pure.
I installed a TOURING RACK on my ROAD BIKE!
Gentle readers, I cannot ask you to absolve my perversion of all that is righteous. Mounting unwieldy reinforced steel to the sleek aluminum frame of my trusted Fuji Roubaix wounded me deeply.
I assure you, gentle readers that I do not take this desecration lightly. I would NEVER vandalize Velox’s perfect visage if I weren’t in pursuit of a big, exciting adventure. More details about my long-distance pedaling plans will be forthcoming; for now, I offer up a tribute of energy gels and electrolytes to Velocipedes the Speedy as penance for my wickedness.
In other news, this plucky little Ph.D. candidate just gave submitted a 157 page dissertation to his reading committee.
Happy Thursday! Got anything you need to come clean about?