Thirteen hours... I'll have to see about taking the week off...maybe...
Really hope you can make SW-FOG 2011 twistedcricket, this is always a really fun FJR Forum event; SkooterG, HotRodZilla, Patch308 and GalaxyBlue have promised to keep their pants on this year, but they always are promising that!
Sorry boys, but I won't be there this year. I'm not taking a weeks worth of vacation to ride routes that are in my back yard and can be ridden on a weekend. Basically, by moving the rally from weekend days, Th, F,S,S, to the middle of the week, I went from needing only one or two days of vacation to 4 or 5. Why did this happen?? So that people from far away could be more accomidated and fit the ride into their schedule.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again...The area rides should be convenient for the people that live in the area. If other people want to come from far away, they need to fit it into their schedules. I have never asked the EOM planners to change the dates to make it convenient for me...If I want to go and can afford to go, I take vacation and go. For that kind of ride, I'm willing to take the days off. For a ride 150 miles from my house...Not so much.
Who knows...Supposedly, I may be experiencing some type of major shift change around July, and if that happens, I may be off in the middle of the week anyway and decide to head up. If not, well, I'll see you all next year...Maybe, depending on the dates. This "stuff as much BS into September as we can" idea is quickly getting old. There's no reason we couldn't move SWFOG to earlier in the year and then it wouldn't interfere with so much other stuff. I had that idea too, but also got shot down...
Bitch bitch bitch...Whine whine whine. I know.
I was gonna use this space to list the reasons I don't like Howie, but I only have 5 lines. Bummer!!