Life gets in the way of timely posts again, this time due to having to get things ready for the big end of summer sale. Trek did something a bit odd this year, skipping the usual Tour de France-themed sale in July in favor of an even at the very end of summer. Not a good move in my book; we’ve always done well with the excitement created by a sale during the peak in interest during the Tour de France, and a momentum that kept things moving strongly through August. Sigh. Next year, we’ll have a July even, whether Trek does or not. And why didn’t Trek have a July sale? The cynic would suggest it’s because they didn’t have much of a team this year. Hopefully that’s not the case; I think the Tour de France raises interest across the board, for cycling in general.
OK, Thursday’s ride through the park. Just a few of us; myself, Kevin, Kevin and Karl. Pilot Kevin didn’t even ride all the way, just up Kings and back, since he had to fly shortly after. In fact, Karl was the only one of us that did the whole ride, since the other Kevin was beginning to have kidney stone issues again, forcing us to head back down 84 without the West Old LaHonda loop. Hate it when that happens! Hopefully Kevin will be feeling better soon; he had to go to Kaiser this afternoon to deal with the pain from the kidney stones (and be tested to make sure it wasn’t something more serious). Kevin and kidney stones have been old friends(?) for a number of years now.