Never ride with anyone whose title is “Director”

Back in October Dan Bateman had a great post on his blog about group riding. He asked me to come over to Musings of an Intrepid Commuter and post a comment on the topic since I obviously spend a great deal of time riding with my HOG Chapter. Thinking I’m an expert on the topic I left a lengthy comment.

When I say “my HOG Chapter” you have to wonder if I mean it is mine because that is the chapter I belong to as do all the members; or have I become posessive of the chapter since I became the Director? Jack Riepe who is another blogger (Twisted Roads By Jack Riepe) left the 20th comment in the form of a numbered list. His first rule about group riding:

1) Never ride with anyone whose title is “Director.” They generally prove to be real douches in the long run and can kill a good time in a flash.

I was offended the first time a read that and was tempted to respond in a snippy way. I didn’t. I have recently started to fear that I am that douche, am on my way to becoming that douche or was coming close to it. I am hopeful that I can undouche. I enjoy being Director but I don’t want to be a douche and I don’t want to kill a good time.

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