QUOTE(philconsequence @ Jan 5 2011, 06:59 AM)
... the ride i joined in the summer is the whole reason i'm still riding today
Yes. I took you under my wing, I nurtured you, I encouraged you, I taught you everything I know, I willingly drank the cuppa and ate the slice of cake you bought for me at the end of the ride. And what happened?
... Silence ...
I scoured the forum for weeks looking for evidence that you were still riding, still heading out into Swinley, still turning a pedal, but it was like staring into a void of nothingness, an empty chasm, a black hole - there was no trace of you, the boy I took under my wing ... the son I never had ...
Then, several months later I discovered to my horror, to my utter dismay, that you'd deserted me, deserted your friends, your loved ones and that you were frequenting (takes deep breath to compose himself and wipes a tear from the corner of his eye) ... another forum
. I was distraught beyond belief, words could not describe my emotions, my boy, my own flesh and blood was hanging out on STW
So when are you coming out for another ride then? We need some decent video footage of "the crew".
*Some elements of this post have been embellished for dramatic effect.