Thursday, June 28, 2012

59 Days and Counting

Oh boy.
Only two months out.
The last month went by faster than I thought, especially now that we are meeting every two weeks.
Just seems like there's so many things do to!
Okay, not really.
Well there are a lot of things to do, it's just that some of these things take some time to get done.
Today I had to go over hill into Honolulu and visit the men in blue:













I had to go and see about getting us some Special Duty Officers, police folks who work events like this were street closures are involved.
These are the police officers who are also work contruction sites where traffice is altered.
I estimate we need like 10 officers to work our event, one at each intersection where bicyclists need help entering traffic or where there are no bicycle lanes.
Better to have more than less when safety is a concern.
I spent about twenty minutes talking to a very helpful sergeant, going over our maps and learning all about how the process works.
The part about all this working with the City and County and all the other folks involved is that we don't get anything confirmed until right up the weeks before the event.
I have to admit, this gives me some nightmares.
Okay, not really nightmares, but it's a source of worry.
I'm the type who likes everything confirmed and double checked now.
You know, so I don't have to worry about it later.
Especially since the list of stuff I got to worry about is on the long side.
There are things I just can't cross off the list, things that are pending, waiting for approval or waiting for a committment.
Issues keep popping up, sometimes needing immediate attention and it's really causing some havoc with my working schedule.
I'm making bowls don't you know.
I have to admit, sometimes it's a bit overwhelming, seems like theres' no end in sight.
Except the end is like 59 days away.
The good news is that I heard from a majoy sponsor the other day, a sponsor who I hope will dump a large chunk of change in our pockets so we can start making some reservations and paying for stuff.
I'm also beginning to realize that to get the cash an event like this needs to be about more than just bicycling, health and fitness.
More on that later.
For now though, it's carry on.
The light at the end of the tunnel is a mere dot, but it'll get humungasoid real quick and I don't need it sneaking up on me.
If you know what I mean.

4 comments:

Trevor said...

No point in worrying...it never has a positive effect on the outcome and more often than not just gets in the way....
Sounds to me that this project will all come together pretty well....

-Trevor

John Romeo Alpha said...

Countdown!

limom said...

Trevor, I wish I had your faith.

JRA, I hope it doesn't fizzle on the launch pad.

limom said...

Fizzle.
That sort of sounds like nozzle.