June 21, 2005


I'm tired. I'm weary. I'm not, like, bike-160-miles-in-16-hours weary, but I'm whooped nonetheless.

Keeping up with Snel on any level and on any platform is a tremendous challenge. I've tried it on a bike. I've tried it as a journalist. I've done it as a compadre. His appetite for life is voracious. His energy reserves are bottomless.

And his friendship is endless.

I was honored that he let me blogcast his big ride today. The amount of exposure that Alan generated for Side Salad was amazing:


Blogging the ride brought in roughly three times as many visitors to the site than on a normal day when I'm not taunting miscreants or making ridiculously bad jokes. I have no doubt that if this graf were an actual hill, Snel would be chugging up it on his Trek, always pushing, always pedaling.

There will be photos to post. A lot of them, if I know Al. It says a lot about a man that so many friends helped his cause. If the rest are like me, not only was it worth the effort, it didn't even require a second thought to do so.

So I'll sign off for today, comfortable in the knowledge that my friend is safe and back home and happy that I helped a friend achieve a goal that meant so much to him.

I'll be attempting to blog from our nation's capital for the rest of the week. It'll be a bit monotone for a couple days, but hey, I hope to make it at least a little bit weird and interesting.

::::raising my virtual glass::::

This one's for you, Al.


Posted by Jeff at June 21, 2005 11:34 PM | TrackBack

Your bloggage of the Snel Summer Solstice Spin was truly top-shelf. Congrats! And congrats to the dissident biker who once again proved his mettle with the pedal.

Posted by: Gary Kane at June 22, 2005 10:55 AM
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