Today is that day.
You know, the day when you read things in cycling news stories that are farces, but are pasted up as legit news stories.
This tired old practice needs to die. Yes, and even the site I write for, Twenty Nine Inches, fell prey to this hackneyed old ploy and has a goofy story posted for today. (Just for the record, I had nothing to do with that)
So, you may be saying, "Take it easy G-Ted! Ya ol' crusty retro-grouch!" Well, you might have a point there, except for the crusty part. I do keep myself clean!
The thing is, in an era where people are foisting all sorts of half-truths, non-truths, and out right lies, we don't need another day celebrating that kind of stuff. You say it's all in fun? I say it's a waste of time and it isn't funny anymore. I think April Fools Day is for people that are trying to be the next H.G. Wells. Sorry, but we've been there, done that. It isn't working anymore.
And for you pranksters out there, this is the day you must live for. Preying upon unsuspecting people that still think it is March and that they have at least another month till Tax Day. Yeah, you guys are really coming out of nowhere! As if we never would have guessed you would pick today to pull your silly high school level stunts on us. This isn't funny either, it is pathetic.
Come to think of it, April is really lacking for any sort of relevant, meaningful holidays. It pretty much stinks in that category and perhaps this is why we have to endure such mediocre things like April Fools Day.
Of course, there is the aforementioned Tax Day, which stinks even worse.
Ah......well, at least the trails are shaping up and I can get out in the woods soon to gain some sanity. I'm feeling a bit surly of late. Does it show? Ha ha!
Sunday ride in Jackson County, Iowa.
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