Well, I’m not as pessimistic as some – but apparently we were lulled into complacency by our early massive lead and now it’s certainly time to get our collective asses in gear and log some miles to fend off the challenge.
If I may, pragmatically isn’t it better if Cleveland beats Pittsburgh?
I mean, think about it. If Cleveland “wins”, the Pittsburgh politicos have a shame to overcome. Why isn’t Pittsburgh more bike friendly? What can they do to reverse this bike-gap? How can they bring Pgh up at least to par with “that city”? Maybe they should take action to stop killing cyclists, study to see what Cleveland is doing right, n’at.
Whereas if Pgh wins, then the the politicians don’t see any need to do anything. Hey, we’re advanced enough, we beat Cleveland. No need to change anything.
if anything it is largely pgh riders being slack & not updating their stats.
either they dont care, dont want to bother, etc. if everyone who signed p was logging regularly, this discussion wouldn’t even be happening.