The Badass is dead! Long live the Badass!
Alas! Alack! Boo! Hiss! Oh bum!
Yes, it is with great, deep, burning regret that the organizers of the galactically famous first ever ultra sportive in Britain have to announce that it will not be taking place in the summer of 2014.
Last week we trundled over to Badass Mansions, and after persuading Mrs. Prof to open the vast, wooden door that bars entrance to the deep, dank cellar with a wheezy twist of a giant, rusty key we entered the darkness and shouted out:
“Prof! Prof! Are we doing the Badass again next year?”
We were met with a distant, echoing expletive-laden answer that set our poor nerves a janglin’ and our hearts a beatin’ all jaggedy like. We beat a hasty retreat. Apparently, the Prof will be focusing on “other projects” for next year. When we hear more news on what these might be we’ll let you know. What is clear is that they will involve 2 wheels and intense suffering.
But do not fear Badasses! The Bowland Badass lives on as a segment in Stravaland and a GPX file that we can send you. You can ride the Badass anytime you bloody well like! What is more, some local Badasses will be riding out from Badass Headquarters near the end of July 2014 and all Badasses (and their rufty tufty mates) are invited to join us. No signs, no feed stops, just you, your garmin, and a rucksack chock full of pasties, gels, and weeping saddle sore unguent………….Join us again, if you dare!