[BVC-CHAT] Church (SAT pole ride) canceled?
cmenzel at tamu.edu
Wed Sep 10 19:09:11 CDT 2008
On Sep 10, 2008, at 6:12 PM, Kevin Baker wrote:
> Gary Varner wrote:
>> Will the Church of the Rolling Wheel, Reverend Willie Allen
>> presiding, be canceled this Saturday?
> I don't think Church has ever been canceled. Postponed to a later
> time, when we know the weather will improve later in the day yes,
> but I can't recall anyone calling for it to be canceled (not that
> anyone really has that authority anyway, given that it comes from a
> higher power).
Having been one of the Original Elders (along with Colin and Lynn
Allen and Willie and, IIRC, *you*) who humbly obeyed G*d's divine
decree of a Constant Saturday Ride, I declare: Verily, this is so. At
most we have postponed. And on extraordinarily rare occasions
(perhaps fewer than five in the 10 years or so since the ride began?)
the weather has been so severe that no one happened to show up. But
in those cases we simply had the null ride, a planned ride for which
no one shows, not a cancellation.
> A poll on Friday to see which die hards are predisposed is
>> Or is the Pole Ride an exercise in Stoicism?
Please. There is no "Pole Ride". There is flagpole ride; the
Caldwell ride; the Saturday morning BVC ride. There is no "Pole Ride".
> Riding in warm heavy rain isn't really hard, and can actually be
> kind of fun.
> The exercise in Stoicism comes on days when there's light rain and
> sub-50 temps. Those are the days that tighten up the gristle.
I'm not quite sure what that means, but I don't think I'd admit in
public that my gristle has ever been tightened.
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