Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Perfect Planning

Imagine riding a RUSA 200K on a Sunday early in February.  Imagine unseasonably mild beautiful weather. Imagine all the dogs are friendly and all the motorists polite. Imagine chatting with your partner as you cruise slowly through the great outdoors from one checkpoint to another without a care in the world, never once checking your perm cards or arrival times during the first 86 miles.

And then imagine arriving at the next checkpoint, and wondering why the luncheon grille is closed early.  Imagine finally looking at your perm card and receipts and realizing you arrived only one minute before checkpoint closing time. And then looking back and seeing you arrived at the previous checkpoint only seven minutes before closing.

At first you might think this is bad, but no...

This is perfect planning, I say. Absolutely perfect planning!!!