I love emails from readers. They run the gamut from people seeking advice to diatribes about this or that bike issue. I got one last Friday that I won’t soon forget. It was sent (along with this photo) from a soldier in Iraq named Joe:
“Jonathan, I really enjoy your website and can’t wait to get back to Fort Lewis to do some more cycling in the Northwest! I’ll be coming down to Portland as soon as my deployment in Iraq is complete. In the meantime, I’ve been doing my stationary cycling on my spinner in order to keep in shape for the STP. Thanks for supporting the great cycling of the NW!”
I love it. There’s Joe, out in the hot and dangerous deserts of Iraq and he’s got his official, U.S. Army lycra on and he’s dreaming about the upcoming STP ride. Rock on Joe! Be safe out there, and remember to drop me a line when you get to Portland.