Summer subscription pedal!

I can’t really call it a subscription “drive” since I don’t drive anymore. “Subscription pedal” sounds better, anyway. It’s friendlier, happier, and less coercive. Instead of being driven to something, you’re pedaling to it. And you can switch directions or not go there at all.

I don’t think I’ve done a subscription pedal before so I’m not sure what to say, except what I usually say when begging for money: “If you read it regularly, it’s worth it!”

The “it” of course is $2.99/month, cancel anytime, no lifetime commitment required.

So I hope you’ll take a moment to subscribe by clicking on the upper right-hand “Subscribe” link, mailing me a check or cash, or, like one friend, donating money to a local bike shop that I was able to use as credit for bike repairs. However you choose to support, I appreciate it.

Speaking of money, you may be wondering what your subscription is going to.

You know how they say, “Don’t quit your day job?” Well, I haven’t quit, but the might and main of my law practice is being done by my daughter, Cassady, as good a lawyer as you will find anywhere.

And I’m living off my blog subscriptions, and living quite well, albeit not in the style to which most are accustomed, since one of the things I’ve dispensed with is TP. Consider this: Since March 15 I’ve spent $1,502.39, excluding cell phone (business expense), health insurance, and non-owner car insurance that provides me with $250,000 if I get hit while riding by an uninsured/underinsured motorist.

That $1,502.39 comes out to a whopping $23.84 per day. Can you imagine living in Southern California, or anywhere in the US, on $23 a day? I can!

Your subscription enables me to live with a tiny carbon footprint, to not clog your roads with another car, and to keep me holed up in far-away, desolate locales so I won’t come and fuck up your group ride or write nasty blog posts about your kit or racing tactics.

Actually, that’s not true. Somehow how I’ve graduated from profamateur cycling criticism/commentary and matriculated to more general bicycling topics, though they cannot be read anymore during the quick, 3-minute morning pre-ride poop.

Thanks for reading, thanks if you’re already a subscriber, and thanks if this Summer Subscription Pedal has encouraged you to support independent writing and a tiny carbon lifestyle.

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