I had planned on revisiting the 200 km Subic-Masinloc-Subic randonnee, and that decision was reinforced by people that had said at the time that they would be going as well. Alas, that commitment evaporated at the end, and it was due to this development that I disappointingly had to back out from the ride myself.
While I am confident that I have trained enough to finish the event comfortably, I don’t want to do it while in a less-than-optimal head space. Riding is supposed to be fun; if I can’t keep it fun, I figure I might as well leave the bikes at home. C’est la vie.
On more positive developments, I am grateful for all the readers and visitors that have graced this little blog, and I am continually amazed by your numbers. After three years, I think it’s time to grow The Accidental Randonneur a little. I will be doing things in baby steps, and this may call for a bit of work behind the scenes, but rest assured I will continue delivering bicycle- and riding-related content…and boy, do I have a lot to write about.
Exciting times are ahead.