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As the leaves change colour and begin their deciduous drift to the earth, we at TTS move like many inadequately furry animals towards the comfort of shelter.

Well this year we are renovating that shelter. I’m not sure what the future holds, but I had the most peculiar conversation with some clients earlier today that made me feel as if our recent past was already a bygone era. Confusing? Here, let me set the stage:

Enter Lily-livered Borne Lienstock and the jaunty Susan Ralph–stage right.

Borne: “Forsooth, what changes doth tho maketh? Answer on the moment or I will deliver to you a Jimmy in your April that tho shalt not forget for all the shrieking of sleepless nights in the world!”

Susan (waiving her fist in the air): “Reveal! Reveal!! Art thou as cruel as the wrathful winter that doth hang our very future with icicles?! Must I call on the very-well flanneled Earl of Ralph to force confession?!”

Scott: “Patience!” I say. “Patience, ye of twitch and nerve and shivers!”

“For now, let remembrance say the blue bike, like summer’s blue sky, has had its day. Oh it was loved rightly well, specially by one who claimed it for her own, naming it “me-shell.”

“But now we must note the season with the song of change! The swollen crop of rusty Autumn calls forth a time of scurry, but rest well ye very fabric of gentle cycles. I declare the Fall of 2013 the season of… the squirrel!” [Borne and Susan clap wildly, trumpets are sounded]

Weird eh? I guess sometimes a different future makes the present feel like a bygone era. In the meantime, buckle up for change and keep an eye out for the squirrel amongst the renovations!!

Who knows what comes at us from the future!!

Who knows what comes at us from the future!!

About Scott Toguri McFarlane

Scott Toguri McFarlane is a former Elite racer, and the founder of Toguri Training Services. For more than a decade, his approach to training has helped aspiring professional racers, provincial team members, and recreational cyclists of all ages and ability achieve their goals, including gold medals at National and Provincial Championships.

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