Now I’ve really gone and done something stupid!

Dear Matt,

As a misplaced American I feel it’s my duty to represent my country in this great adventure.

Ah, hell with that! The reality is that I’m turning 50 less than a month before the start of the 2012 TDR and I can’t and will never be able to afford a Red Ferrari and I’m already in possession (snicker) of a Trophy Wife. Thus, a friend of mine (a French bastard) challenged me to do the TDR for my 50th. Not surprisingly, he’s now backed out and left me hanging (like bull testicles) in the wind. However, I’m going to soldier on, as it were, and do my best to show those young Whipper-snappers that an old man can kick ass from time to time.

My wife, friends and students all think that I’m crazy and an idiot (they’re probably right) but the race idea now under my skin and I need to get it out. If the race doesn’t work, I’ll see a dermatologist.

Thus, I’d LOVE to be included (sensing sarcasm here?) in the start-list for the 2012 TDR starting 8 June 2012 in Banff.

Thanks… Michael Cleveland (aka wunnspeed)

The above is my Letter Of Intent to do the Tour Divide Race starting on 8 June 2012 in Banff, Canada.

Wish me luck gang!


p.s. David G….. I’ll make you buy me Mexican food one day to repay me. 🙂

Published by: wunnspeed

What does one say here. Hmmm. First, I'm a "trailing spouse". Kera, my wife, works hard and keeps us afloat. I work... not nearly as hard and contribute enough to let us have fun. Oh, I also make bags for bikepacking under the name of SpoK Werks I'm an English Teacher (English as a Second Language) here in Germany. It's an amazingly rewarding thing to do. I'd never have believed it until I'd tried it. I also make bikepacking bags under the name SpoK Bags. Just search for us in Flickr. We're adventure nuts (i.e. cycling, travel, life, friends, etc.). We attempt to live each day as fully as we can manage.

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4 thoughts on “Now I’ve really gone and done something stupid!”

  1. Great to see that you’ve “singed up”. I don’t think you’re crazy, cause I’m riding in it also! 🙂

    Make sure that he buys you a Mexican dinner in Mexico!

  2. I’m proud of you, Michael! Yer gonna kick some ass! Or, maybe get your ass kicked! Either way, there’s ass-kickin’ to be had!! Love ya! Kim

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