Unlike “normal” weekends where I have no plan and try to cram in a bunch of stuff, this weekend I actually have a plan. I'm leaving in a few hours for sunny Florida, specifically Jacksonville. I have the privilege of attending the SORBA Board of Directors meeting tomorrow, and I'll be representing the Tarheel Trailblazers down there. Why me? Well, I may have forgotten to mention that I am on the board of our local club here (serving as Vice President.) The bigger news may be that as of January, I'll be part of the presidency. We've opted for a co-president position this time around, so I'll be teaming up with TomTom to run this club into the ground, er, I mean help us grow and become a better club.
Sounds like a challenge. I hope we're up for it.
Anyway, I stand to learn a lot at this meeting tomorrow, but I
won't bore you with the details. After the meeting though, we'll be
riding. The ride takes place at a trail I rode a few years ago,
While not a difficult trail by any means, it should be fun. Being
a native of Florida, I know that it's pretty flat down there
(especially near the coast.) That probably means I shouldn't bring
I'll pack my trusty rigid hardtail single speed, and hopefully
won't spin like crazy trying to keep up on a group ride. If the ride
doesn't last too long and I have time, I may head over to Santos in
nearby Ocala for some really fun riding. I'm pretty familiar with
that place since I grew up down there, so I know it will be fun.
Maybe I'll bring my lights and go for a night ride. That's one thing
I've never done down there.
There is a possibility that I could be tired of pedaling from just
one group ride, so Hanna Park may be all I get. In that case, I may
take a trip over to the longest surviving skatepark in the world,
Kona. I haven't been there in years, and quite honestly I've missed
skateboarding. Maybe it's time to get rad and all that.
Once again, that's quite a bit of stuff planned for one weekend.
Luckily I have Monday off too. That's my birthday, but I may not
have the energy to celebrate.
Still taking the day off from here though. See y'all Tuesday.