This year I have been training for the RSPVP, a ride from Seattle to Vancouver, Canada that is 189 miles over 2 days. The ride is on Saturday and so of course I pull out the families passports today. You guessed it, they are ALL expired. Ive been calling around like crazy but the best the passport office can do is an 'emergency passport' that will cost $170 each with it being 'unlikely' that they would be processed until next week. $510 for a gamble? - I dont think so. So in other words Im out of the ride. Ive ridden all through the winter etc in preparation for the ride and so its kind of a bummer. I could ride the first 100 miles (its a 189 mile total ride) to the border but dont think I want to make that kind of push to complete only half of a ride. I want the whole thing or nothing.
So Ive decided to pull from the ride and just go hand out free popsicles on the route as many kind soles have done for me on other sponsored rides in the area. Its supposed to be in the 90s this weekend so maybe its a blessing in disguise as I dont do heat well on hilly rides especially. I also pulled something in my back last week so perhaps its good not to force that issue either as Im only just able to walk again without limping. I guess Im trying to turn lemons into lemonade.
Im just kinda sulking as this was my 'big ride' this year. All my own fault but what can you do?