The Nobility of, …Nobility
The time is almost upon us. The deadline for the Noble Pursuit is fast approaching. Here, then, is the inspiration for those who have not yet cobbled together a team and filled in the registration. Remember, there is a limit to the number of teams and the competition is getting tight. This event is not first come/first serve but, rather, a competition of entry forms. That’s right, it is our hope that the competition to get in will be much, much hotter than the competition on the day. Portions of the entry form should be filled out with one’s tongue firmly in-cheek. If you already have a team registered but do not think your Haiku is strong enough or that your ear-worm is too weak to guarantee your entry to the Noble Pursuit hopefully this post will inspire you to new literary heights. Revisiting your application is encouraged(but please don’t change your team name or we will never be able to keep track!).
If you need inspiration to register, I need even more to get me writing on a hot summer day when I would rather be riding. Where to look but the Internet? So, I just did a quick search for Noble… Scrolling past all the famous people who’s last names are Noble(not that they necessarily are themselves noble), various companies who have called themselves noble and various N.O.B.L.E. acronyms I came across what I was looking for. Honestly, I could have made this stuff up on my own but why not look to Wikipedia where someone else has already made it up for me? Now I could write all day about what makes a pursuit noble but suffice it to say that Wikipedia associates nobility with other, uh …noble words such as chivalry, integrity, courage and self-sacrifice. You might be thinking castles and knights, lords and ladies. I am thinking of a hell of a bike ride.
That’s right, the Noble Pursuit will be a hell of a bike ride. We live in a very beautiful place to ride a bike but many of us get stuck in the rut of riding the same routes and the same roads over and over. Prepare to be broken of this habit. Sure, Zac has put hours into choosing the route but we will keep it a secret until the morning of the ride. No, we are not like schoolyard bullies hoarding the candy. We just want this ride to be an adventure for all. An adventure just like in times past, when knights in armor…ok, just kidding. Seriously, the Noble Pursuit will take you and your team to many roads that very few of us have ridden. Only some self-sacrifice and team spirit will keep teams together to the finish. This will be a big, big day on the bike for many local riders. It will take courage to register and even more too ride. I reckon even Wikipedia would agree that our pursuit is indeed noble. See you out there.