Well, it looks like my book will be rolling on the tollway without me. Roll the Tollway is a Bike the Drive-style event that is part of the Veterans Day* opening ceremonies for the southern leg of I-355 between I-55 and I-80. Last week I dropped off two copies of Biking Illinois for the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (CBF) to give away at the event.
I was planning to do this ride, but by the time I got around to taking my credit card upstairs to my computer, it was sold out. To be fair, a CBF e-mail warned me last Wednesday when the ride was 80% full; I just waited too long. I suppose I could try to scam an entry through my CBF connections, but I don't do that sort of thing. I could volunteer, but things always go wrong when I volunteer for something. Besides, on the morning of November 11, I'll probably be happy to sleep instead of driving out to the southwest suburbs. I guess they'll just have to open the road without me.
* For anyone inclined to add an apostrophe somewhere in Veterans Day, don't!