The guilt is killing me, sort of.
The one and only Bob Jenkins, who swears alot so don't go there if you don't like a few F-Bombs, must still have sleepless nights wondering what ever happened to his extremely coveted CXMAS Spoke Card. They just don't give these away to anyone you know. I was there and did not get one, they ran out, and I'm still a bit upset about it . But there is always next year. And we all know he earned this card.
Back to the card. I have it, I've had it for some time now. Yes I could live forever never telling anyone that I have it; then I would feel like I have one, but it would never really be mine. It would always have the Team Red Wheel sticker on it and from the looks of it, it has not been taken very good care of. I mean its dirty, scrapped up and one of the edges is coming apart. Who does that?
So you want proof I have it? Here is proof.
Don't believe it belongs to Bob? Who else would put a Team Red Wheel sticker on the back?
Still have doubts? This was the day and place it was lost.
One of the volunteers that day picked it up off the ground after it came loose on the downhill of the crit. Knowing the power of the card, much like the "ring", it's hard to believe the volunteer was able to part with it. A week later I received it in the mail.
I now am the keeping of the card. And have been for 25 glorious days. It's sits on my desk at home where I can look at any time I like, and occasionally I attach it to my wheel and take it for a spin. But no more, it must return to it's owner. But no so fast, you have to earn it.
So here is the deal.
Mr. Jenkins and a number of others who are on the "list" for Sundays endurance event, you know who you are, have a chance to own this one of a kind CXMAS Spoke Card for yourself, or you can earn it for Bob. Be the first person to the finish on Sunday and you have the power. You can keep it, or you can give it to Bob. Or Bob may just win this thing on his own.
For now I have the card and you don't. I will be working my ass off Sunday to keep it. See you Sunday!