Saturday, May 11, 2019

Pressing pause

There will not be a Peckerhead Invitational Bike Ride and Weenie Roast this year. Well, then. That was a weird sentence to type.

As many of you know, my beloved Dad and spectacular grillmaster, Jess Allred, passed away recently after a battle with cancer. Fuck you, cancer, by the way.

Dad and all of our clan were integral parts of making the PKR what it had become over nearly 20 years; which was basically a rolling family reunion. Every year on Father's Day the sight of all of you sweaty knuckleheads sprawled all over our backyard gave us so much joy and laughter.

But the truth is that we (and by "we" I mean "me') are just not ready this year. I'm not prepared physically, organizationally, or emotionally. I would just be mailing it in, and I don't want the first PKR after Dad's passing to feel like something where I am going through the motions. That's why HQ will press pause for a year, take a breath, re-evaluate and reset for 2020.

See you on the road,

Your Dear Leader