Monday, February 19, 2007

The Year Of The Cyclist!

A thousand Bicycles shall bloom – Chris Orr

It wasn’t really a challenge and that made it all the more difficult to ignore.

It was simply a statement. A resolution. A New Years Resolution made 5 days before the New Year, no less! Yeah, it was a challenge!

On December 26, 2006 Will Campbell went public with his commitment to pedal 2007 miles during the year 2007.

I thought about it for a bit. I did the math. I put it out my head. I ignored the silent taunting. Before I knew it, it was mid-January.


Saved from the pressure of resolutions and challenges by procrastination.

But it nagged at me. Especially when I racked 335 miles during BikeWinterLA 2007. Aarrrgggghhh.

Then I realized the game was not over.

Today is February 18, 2007. This is the Chinese New Year. Aka the Spring Festival.

This is 4705, the “Year of the Cyclist!”

I am going to celebrate by pedalling 4705 in the year 4705.*

Forty-Seven-Oh-Five in “05” has a nice ring to it!

See you on the streets!

*I’m also gonna be the first one on my block to go metric! 4705 km is equal to 2924 miles.


Will Campbell said...

Think gawd for metric! But still, 2,900-plus is an awesome goal and I hope to be able to come along for my share of those.

Gonna make it to the Watts Happening ride this sunday????

SoapBoxLA said...

Leaving Hollywood @ 11 am for the Cornfield and then...

"Watts Happening!"

Will Campbell... said...

Excellent. We've even got spoke cards! See you there.