On Thursday the 9th Theresa and I will be setting off for England, France and Spain. It's been 10 years or so since I was last there. Nephews have grown up, married and had babies. My brother is now a Grandad, as am I.
Theresa mentioned a while ago that we have never been anywhere that did not involve racing or hosting athletes.
We've been going to Penticton annually since 2008, five Ironman, St George, Victoria, all involving bikes and friends. And it's been great! We really do have a kick ass life, surrounded by incredible people who bring out the best in us. We love it, and would not have it any other way.
So Spokenhot.com will be quiet for a couple of weeks. I'm going to try and post some stuff if I think it's relevant but don't hold your breath. I will be using Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to post Theresa's reactions to various new experiences though! I think I'm @spokenhot.
The point of this post though is to say Thank You.
To our Ride Leaders, who not only commit to coming out every Monday but really care about their riders, who take pride in seeing their triumphs and celebrate when they 'Group up'.
To Neil Sundeen, who always has my back.
To Freddy from Dutch Cycle, a willing sponsor and an even better friend.
And to you, the riders of Spoke n'Hot. Who always ride as a team and laugh as friends. Thanks to you, we have a successful Club in the middle of the Prairies. We do what so many other larger cities can only hope for, and we do it with style.
Fall indoor training is just around the corner, and I know we will see many of you then. I'll post the info as I get it.
In the meantime, on behalf of Theresa and I, thank you all for a great 2016. You encourage us to make 2017 even better.
I tend to be the noisy one, Theresa and the Ride Leaders are the real story.