(Not Lance Armstrong.)
Ever hear the one about the respected journalist in Wyoming who got laid off the same day he was diagnosed with cancer? The punchline is that instead of dying, he opened a law practice and became a beloved defender of the defenseless. He’s also a politician people don’t hate.
I mention this as way to say that Charles Pelkey has been tending to a thriving law practice, a loving wife, two amazing kids, and in three-week stints, shoehorning an extra workweek into an already busy week any time there’s a grand tour unfolding. Seriously, LUG is, on average, an extra 36 hours of work per week.
The upshot? Life is good, if busy, for Charles.
And did we mention that he’s now being played by Nathan Wiley in Stephen Frears’ biopic about Lance Armstrong? No? Well, he is. Ben Foster is uncanny as the Fallen One in the flick called “The Program.”
But we haven’t had the benefit of Charles’ educational, insightful and witty writing in some time.
The good news is he has expressed some interest in returning to the stage. And perhaps not unlike a rock star who’s been on the road a while, he could use a little inspiration, a dollop of passion even. Specifically, he needs questions. After all, it’s the Explainer, not the Rambler.
So consider this your invitation. Ever had a question as regards bikes and the law? Now’s the time. We need questions, your questions, to get him started.
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