It would appear that mine own bad news of the (to)day was scooped by the charlatan from Charlotte – Dick Dillen.
You should probably read what he wrote before continuing.
Not because it’s true, which it’s not or I wouldn’t go to all the trouble of saying it wasn’t, but because he used more relevant words than I care to and the result is (ultimately) the same - the primary difference being that I do plan on saying it for myself when I’m good and ready - which is in about three paragraphs from now.
OFFICIAL RESPONSE AND POSITION:
As it pertains to the 2013 Breck Epic and Misfit Psycles, Misfit Psycles (and Peter Keiller) would like to set that particular record another kind of straight:
Fuck Rich Dillen*
* collectors t-shirt pending.
I am still intending to attend the Breck Epic until such a time that I (alone by myself) say for myself that I am not intending to attend.
Rich Dillen is not the boss of me.
That all (un)said.
If I did in fact make the difficult decision of NOT attending this years Breck Epic, effectively ending my string of finishes against all of their odds, you best be knowing it would be for a reason (probably many) well above and beyond the minutia of funding, family and fitness.
But, if I’m being honest, those are pretty much and entirely the reasons.
I have been riding.
I have been training and then cross training.
I am more ready (today) than I was yesterday for the 2013 edition of the Breck Epic.
Stop reading here until such a time as you can prepare yourself for some grave and sad news of another and same sort.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT AND NEWS:
It is with much regret and a great (manly) sadness that Misfit Psycles must withdraw from the 2013 edition of the Breck Epic.
Circumstances (mostly but admittedly not entirely) beyond any measure of our control have made the fiscal logistics all but unpossible.
Misfit Psycles withdraws! Racers of the 2013 Breck Epic will need to complete her SEVEN stages ALONE.
Although the boys three and I would have loved a road-trip to spectate, this too was outside the parameters of our position.
Instead, the boys three (and me) will be travelling (by car) east. Well east.
For that entire and total time we will be imposing our presence on the kindness of friends until they ask us to leave.
If you reside along our (currently) poorly planned route, please submit a summary of your intended (guest) accommodations and any other relevant details that may sway us to stop and eat your food.