Passage #159: 1 August 2012
Nobody really takes the Modern Pentathlon seriously. It's sort of a go-to event if you want to make a mockery of the Olympics inertia and irrelevance. It has this weird history that no one particularly cares about, but to the observer, it seems like sort of a grab bag of random events that don't make any sense in combination. In that sense, it's much like this week's ride.
However, seeing as how this announcement is going out only moments before the ride meetup time, you may have to sprint to make it to the start by 9, so if you want a more conventional, better-publicized sporting event, well, you'd better get to the starting line now!