I just got another email from the Bike New York inviting me to register for this year's ride on May 4. I rode it several times, but having endured it last May I decided to skip it this year. In fact, it seems like I have done this more than once: the first year after I ride, I remember what a PITA it was the last time, and I skip it; the second year, I've forgotten the pain and I sign up again, like a squirrel who can't remember where he buried his nuts. Seems like I ride every other year.
Anyway, does this email indicate that it did not sell out after several hours, as it has in the past? Does it mean that others feel as I feel -- that the annoyance of overcrowding (or the fear of terrorism?) overcomes the enjoyment of the unique venue? Or are they offering the VIP package only?