I have lately had cause to peruse the Xmas Epic account and am pleased to announce that after 4 years, our profits have reached double figures and currently stand at: $0.10
This is due to i) the beauty of compound interest, ii) the competitive rates (0.01%) of our Epic financial institution, and iii) mostly to those that have forgotten that they are owed monies. (I did send out the Epic Bill earlier this year with a request for account numbers for monetary transfers.)
Current Xmas Epic Account:
The Syndicate: $0.10
Sadly, we cannot distribute interest or dividends to the people investing, the $0.10 profits remain with the syndicate (and everyone has a share). Nor at this stage can the monies of these three be redeemed for anything other than an Epic participation; ie they can defray the obligatory $100.00 deposit on this, or any future, Epic.
Last year I realised too late that I had made a tactical mistake in putting the name of our patron drug cheat (Djamolidine Abdoujaparov) on the T-shirts. Too many bloody small fiddly letters and my eyes will never be the same again.
This year I plan a manageable: Tomorrow we ride… on the back.
Then I realised that I could actually save a letter using the original French title of Jean Bobet’s book: Demain on roule… Any objections?
Alternatively there is:
Albanian: nesër do të ngasin…
Russian: Завтра мы едем…
Welsh: yfory rydym yn beicio…
Irish: amárach táimid ag marcaíocht …
,,, but the letter count is blowing out again.
This collector’s t-shirt is free with your $100 deposit. (I think I’ll give the espresso cups a miss this year.)
Please send your $100.00 deposit to
BSB: 064141 Acc No.: 1005 3429
Every year I also toy with the idea of an Epic cycling jersey that will capture the spirit of the endeavor:
But you really have to be careful, it is too easy to look silly (and imagine it multiplied by the peloton effect):