I've been organizing and attending an annual ride at that time of year for the last 14 years. I'm the only one in the 'gang' that hasn't missed one yet. Kids school stuff, wife in college, broken bikes...didn't matter, I made it.
This is the first time I've even considered
missing it for another event....
"I don't know what you do, but I know what I do, and I don't do that." --Uncle Doug, R.I.P.
"Without the possibility of death, adventure is not possible"--Reinhold Messner