Say what you want about Jesse "The Governor" Ventura, but they guy has an uncanny ability (at times) to make sense of things. The latest on his views of education in Minnesota can be found here in the Minneapolis - St. Paul Star Tribune. Now if ol' Jesse thinks the numbers of school administrators is a problem, wait till he sees how much they make... I don't fault people for going out and trying to earn a good living, but in the realm of public education the payscales too often seem unbalanced.
In January of 2020, I set my sights on riding Ride the Rockies. After finishing my 5th RAGBRAI in 2019 and riding both the Buffalo Bicycle Challenge and Pedal the Plains that fall, riding the premiere bicycle tour in Colorado was something I wanted to do. As spring approached, I trained, kept my weight down, and then saw my plans change as the COVID-19 pandemic triggered the cancellation of all the summer bicycle tours. Given the choice of a refund or moving my registration to 2021, I moved my registration. Riding the Rockies would have to wait another year. As it turned out, even if the organizers hadn’t postponed RTR in 2020, I wouldn’t have done it. In April, I had shock wave lithotripsy to break up a kidney stone, and in May, I got a deep vein thrombosis in my left calf. (These were unrelated. I’d had bouts with kidney stones for a few years, and, the best I can tell, the DVT was triggered by the abrupt transition from a super-hard Zwift ride in the late evening to sleeping wit