As the weather cools down, and daylight hours get shorter, fewer people ride bikes. I know, it’s terrible that it has to happen this way, but it’s part of the changing of the seasons, along with falling leaves, football, and those dreadful pumpkin spice coffee drinks that some people are so attached to. I know that some dedicated cyclists (and some mentally imbalanced ones) will continue to ride right through fall and winter, but many will not. That’s fine with me, because fall/winter means that I get to shift gears, and get involved with my first sport, gymnastics. I started taking gymnastics classes when I was a kid, 7-8 years old, and competed all the way through college. My first job was coaching at Blue Ridge Gymnastics Academy, at 15, and then a year or two later I started judging the competitions I wasn’t in. So even though I don’t work out much anymore, I still try to stay involved in the sport, and judging is a great way to do that.
So between October and March, I’ll have 5-10 gymnastics meets to attend. This means I’ll have to close some Saturdays. I’ll do my best to post my absences in advance. This Saturday (Oct 24) will be the recertification clinic, so Chain of Fools will be CLOSED. Sorry for the inconvenience, I’ll be back to normal hours next week.