See you tomorrow (plus an apology for what is to come)

06.4.2014 | 7:21 am

No blog post (unless you count this as a blog post) today, because I had planned a book review…and am now working on revising it with an eye toward not trashing it entirely. 

I am not sure whether I will succeed.

Also, this book review is likely to be a multi-parter. Which sounds incredibly dull, but here’s the thing: I get to write whatever interests me, and this review interests me. 

Still, I feel like I should apologize for the likelihood that this review won’t interest anyone else, because it’s not like I just write this blog and post it without any expectation of it being read.

Which is to say, I know you readers are out there, and usually what I want to write and what you want to read coincide rather nicely.

But maybe not this time.

Hence, I apologize. In advance. And I’ll see you tomorrow. 


  1. Comment by wharton_crew | 06.4.2014 | 7:49 am

    A review of Caretaker’s Companion? Good luck! Don’t be too hard on yourself – that’s what editors are for.

  2. Comment by MukRider | 06.4.2014 | 7:50 am

    If asked, I’m sure I would answer that I have no interest in reading a blog about what the blogger plans, or doesn’t plan, to write tomorrow. And yet I was mildly amused by todays blog. So whether or not tomorrow’s blog is something that I want to read, I shall read it in hopes that I will be amused, or entertained, or at least distracted from the real world for a few minutes.

  3. Comment by Trey Jackson | 06.4.2014 | 9:43 am

    You write it, I read it. No complaints.

  4. Comment by LidsB2 | 06.4.2014 | 10:39 am

    I may or may not appreciate your upcoming post. However, the Laser Liposuction ad that appeared on the right side of your web page was both disturbing and intriguing. Coincidence? Perhaps…

  5. Comment by Jeff Bike | 06.4.2014 | 11:16 am

    OMG a cliffhanger even before he gets started!

  6. Comment by Kukui | 06.4.2014 | 12:24 pm

    I’d say my interest in whatever you write is already piqued. The only thing I check more frequently than this blog is Facebook.

  7. Comment by Dan_in_Sac | 06.4.2014 | 12:57 pm

    Apology accepted. But I like hearing about books out there so I look forward reading your analysis.

  8. Comment by TomB | 06.4.2014 | 2:33 pm

    Let big George have it. Both barrels. Craig Hummer too.

  9. Comment by Davidh-Venice, Italy | 06.4.2014 | 3:19 pm

    (A temporary handle, granted, but how often may I be able to do that.)

    I think MukRider, and Kukui’s have it right. now I need to get back to Facebook, Skype, and Twitter.

    Still waiting on the bike.

  10. Comment by MattC | 06.4.2014 | 3:54 pm

    Davidh…wow, is it THAT time already?? (ie: that you are now in ITALY to RIDE BIKES??) You GO!!!! We’re all with you in spirit…enjoy and have FUN most of all…that is the most important part (also, consider not using a heartrate monitor on your rides, as everybody but me HATES them apparently). Have some espresso for me! (and some BEER!) Can’t wait to hear about the trip and rides!

  11. Comment by SteveB | 06.4.2014 | 6:28 pm

    @DavidH – try the wine, I hear its pretty good.

  12. Comment by Wife#1 | 06.4.2014 | 7:22 pm

    Okay first off, best comments ever for today’s possible bob-blog post! i wish I could hit like on comments!

    And Mattc… his first race report is writing itself so far. He arrived in Venice. His bike did not.

  13. Comment by Wife#1 | 06.4.2014 | 7:23 pm

    okay bob-blog should be “non-blog”. I’m going to bed now. Yes it’s only 6:21 pm and my kids have not had dinner yet, but I’m still going to sleep.

  14. Comment by Davidh-Marin,ca | 06.4.2014 | 11:13 pm

    The rabbit survives on cat food from time to time. The kids just need to expand their palate. It’s all good.

    Working on transit route to Pinarello Factory. Only 30 Kim’s away in Trevisio. May have to start a Kickstarter campaign though since Wife#1 is not yet on board.

    Kids you’ll be fine.

  15. Comment by Yannb | 06.5.2014 | 12:22 am

    @davidh. I may contribute a bit to kickstarter campaign. Maybe we should all contribute $5 for a WBR bike for Dave. Katie can you fed ex one to him by Friday?

  16. Comment by Wife#1 | 06.5.2014 | 8:51 am

    AHAHAHAHAHa @Yannb… Riding these stages on a Buffalo bike! I LOVE that idea!

    But seriously, it’s now 5pm in Italy the day before they are picking him up, and no word on his bike or luggage.

  17. Comment by Tom in Albany | 06.5.2014 | 10:06 am

    @Wife#1, That’s some serious vertical. I hope David’ bike shows up on time!

  18. Comment by Jeff Bike | 06.5.2014 | 10:21 am

    @Davidh-Venice, Italy; @Wife#1, since time is run out I think David must run up to Pinarello Factory and pick up a replacement bike. As for the missing luggage, they have some very nice designer stores in Venice. He can pick up a new wardrobe between stages. That’s what my wife said she would do. She is very well dressed, so I think she knows what she is talking about.

  19. Comment by UpTheGrade, SR, CA | 06.5.2014 | 10:22 am

    @DavidH This is your chance (perfect excuse) for a new bike. I recommend the Pinarello Marvel with Di2 at only $5k (kids don’t really need to go to college) ;-)
    With that, you will be flying up those little Italian hills, just take it easy on the Pros, their ego’s tend to be fragile.
    Good luck, and most importantly, have fun and take lots of photos so you can relay the story to us all afterwards.

  20. Comment by Libby | 06.5.2014 | 10:33 am

    I’m with Wife#1–best non-blog comments e-vah! Yes, I often wish there were ‘like’ buttons available (check into that ok Fatty?)

    I’m with Davidh–yes, a Pinarello bike for an Italian bike race, it goes together like peanut butter and jam. He can pick up a new riding kit…an Italian designer kid for an Italian bike race, again, it goes together like peanut butter and jam.

    Davidh–we do expect photos of course, clip on a GoPro or better, a Garmin Virb.

    Fatty–I’m recovering from a concussion (non-cycling incident) and since I can’t (banned actually) ride, I’ll read your book review. Maybe if my headache subsides, I’ll post a review of your book review.


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