After an extended break in the warmer regions of our country, Eddie returned to fall victim to a nasty illness. This week, he finally made a welcome return to the peloton. Of course, we are wondering if the incident earlier in the week had anything to do with luring him out into the morning cold. In a virtual repeat of the infamous "pump throw" ride, Bad Dave suffered a severe case of equipment failure – his light shining about as brightly as an extinguished candle in the pre-dawn darkness, was dispatched into the roadside paddock with the same choice words as the earlier situation with the pump! Immediately, the peloton thought that the lure of adding to his equipment collection, might draw Eddie back to the peloton.
And so it was! On a cold and frosty morning, with most of us rugged up in 3 or more layers, scarves, balaclavas, booties and full finger gloves, our Eddie turned up in shorts and just a few layers of oil! For the rest of the peloton, it was like a -10 deg wind chill, to see Eddie in his shorts. But great to have you back! Hopefully, the rest of the peloton members will fully recover and rejoin the regular ranks again soon!