Everything was ready to go. I modified the cabling of my PX-10 so I could disassemble it (in a sort of bastard rinko fashion) for easy transport. I put together some snappy-looking chainring displays. I picked up a new batch of 144 triplizers from the polishing shop. I bought a new pair of pants.
But then...well, you already know the rest. You had plans, too, right?
My special Eroica deal was going to be the inclusion of a free bolt kit with any triplizer purchase--something that ordinarily costs an additional $12. Anyone buying a 37-tooth Stronglight ring (which doesn't require the triplizer bolt kit) would get it for $12 off the usual price.
In theory, the event is going to be rescheduled for sometime in September or October, although it would not surprise me if it doesn't happen at all this year. But here's the point: order a chainring between now and July 4, 2020 (a date I just now pulled out of thin air), and you get the same deal--a free bolt kit with a triplizer, or twelve bucks off on a 37-tooth double ring. And, what the hell, the same $12 off on the Freewheel Key.
Stay safe, everybody!