My main riding partner is getting shipped off to the middle east for a year of infantry officer work. Apparently he will be leading a company somewhere doing something. He doesnt know if he will be in Iraq or Afganistanidan. The really crappy part is that he has a kid due in November. I feel really bad for his wife On the upside he's letting me borrow his road bike for the time he is gone though. I guess thats cool, but I hate losing riding partners. Lost my last one to marriage and a kid. He's ridden twice this last year .