Long Weekends Result In More Stable Handling

Go ahead and put your pencils away, because instead of administering a quiz I’m dismissing you all early.

You’re welcome.

Also, Monday is Columbus Day, which is still a thing despite all the imperialist implications as well as Columbus’s unsettlingly long index finger:

Yes, even in New York City the schools will be closed, though there has been talk of rebranding the holiday as Index Finger Day:

By the way, here’s a fun fact:

It has been suggested by some scientists that the ratio of two digits in particular, the 2nd (index finger) and 4th (ring finger), is affected by exposure to androgens, e.g., testosterone while in the uterus and that this 2D:4D ratio can be considered a crude measure for prenatal androgen exposure, with lower 2D:4D ratios pointing to higher prenatal androgen exposure.

I have no idea why any of this matters.

But I bet Columbus was a regular riot at parties:

Anyway, the upshot of all this is that I won’t be posting on Monday because I’ll be overrun with children, but I will return on Tuesday, October 10th with regular updates.

Please note that I will update the Bike Forecast on Monday, and if you’re local today’s post includes some important updates about work on the George Washington Bridge as well as the Fred haven that is Nyack, so be sure to visit before making your weekend riding plans.

Oh, and if an Outside column should materialize between now and Tuesday of course I’ll pop in here to let you know.  In the meantime, if you haven’t ridden my piercing insights on the subject of cylcocross you owe it to yourself to do so:

I figured everyone would call my on my usual BS, but even Tim Johnson said a nice thing about it, and so I live to bloviate another day:

Anyway, enjoy the weekend, ride safe, and I’ll see you here Tuesday if not before. 

I love you,

–Wildcat Rock Machine