Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sign Me Up for the "Century"

In their latest membership drive, the League of Illinois Bicyclists is offering an LIB cycling jersey to members who join at the $100 "century" level. I've been eying that jersey for quite some time, long enough that I need to order a larger size than when I first thought about buying it. In the past, I've signed up at the "advocate" level to get a T-shirt , but now I have enough of those. So this year, I'm going for the "century" (yes, I know my advocacy dollars go further if I forgo the premium, but like I said, I really like the jersey).

By the way, I was reading through the membership list in the latest issue of "Illinois Bicyclist," and I was disappointed by how few names I recognized. Either y'all are shy and asked the LIB not to publish your names, or you're a bunch of freeloading bums who are benefiting from the LIB's work without supporting them! Most of you ride a lot more than I do, so what are you waiting for? Join the LIB! And while you're at it, join the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, too. You'll make up the cost with their extensive member discount program at dozens of bike shops, restaurants, etc.

Now the question is, where will I be riding this year with that fancy, new LIB jersey on my back? Stay tuned...

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