[BVC-CHAT] Church (SAT pole ride) canceled?
mac.hooke at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 00:45:53 CDT 2008
I am reminded of Hurricane _____, that was scheduled to blow into College
Station several years ago. Kingergarten teachers were throwin' 'bows and 70
year-old nuns were trampling the carcasses of less fortunate shoppers to get
the last jug of water at the grocery store. Store were boarded up and the
riot police were on notice.
We crazy college kids had "hurricane parties" and stayed up till the wee
hours getting hammered, 'cause there wasn't going to be any school tomorrow
because of all the carnage. We waited for the furry of the storm (supposed
to hit around 1 or 2 am), but whadda' ya know - not so much as a drop of
rain. We all went to class with raging hangovers, or just plain skipped.
Who knows, maybe Saturday will be all sunshine, butterflies, and
Or maybe not.
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 11:56 PM, Christopher Menzel <cmenzel at tamu.edu>wrote:
> On Sep 10, 2008, at 11:52 PM, Matthew Hattaway wrote:
> > But if no one shows how do you know?
> I call Sarah Palin, and she asks God for me. :-)
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Christopher Menzel <cmenzel at tamu.edu>
> > To: Brazos Valley Cyclists <bvc-chat at philebus.tamu.edu>
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 6:09:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: [BVC-CHAT] Church (SAT pole ride) canceled?
> > 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
> > > recommended.
> > Agreed.
> > Gary wrote:
> > >> 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.
> > Agreed.
> > > 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.
> > -chris
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