Yep, this year I won’t be heading west to Minnesota and Wisconsin in May for the annual Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour. I was initially planning on going this year, which would make it my fourth time, but work is going to be too crazy then for me to get away.
But honestly, the past week or so I had been considering not going, even before the decision from my boss came down. And it’s not that I don’t like the event, or that I’m “over” three speeds. No, I started to think about time and money, and my enthusiasm dwindled.
As for time, while I get a decent amount of vacation time each year, because I work in the hospitality industry it’s hard for me to take a big chunk of time off in the middle of summer. The best I can do is a few extended weekends in…
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