just a little informational bulletin:
john received a phone call from a person at the company who is making the replacement Lotoja "finisher" awards. you know, the ones those of us who don't like our hangers have ordered. the sprockets, the award that we've learned to expect, the one that makes us feel like we walked away with something meaningful after our day-long ride across 3 states.
apparently we will have to wait a little bit longer than expected, as the demand has been overwhelming for the sprockets:
"we have to schedule an entire plating production run AND order in more material to make the awards . . . it caught us by surprise . . ."
I am SO not alone.
thank you, all of you who feel the same as I do. you made my day.