I hate apologizing. Mostly, I avoid it.
So, why am I apologizing this time? Because I hurt people who I care about. In my last post (deleted) I hurt Ryan O'Hara and I hurt my team.
When I originally put up the offending post, I didn't think it through. When the negative comments started rolling in, I treated them as the usual disgruntled idiots who always post anonymously. Not all of the comments were negative, so my error didn’t immediately register as it should have.
Later people I know well, people who I trust and respect began asking me to remove the post. I won't go and sully their good names by mentioning, them, but they made me reconsider my actions.
Inconsideration is one of my hallmark traits. I won't use it as an excuse, but sometimes it takes some others to point out the error in my ways.
Ryan and team, I humbly ask for your forgiveness for posting inflammatory comments about our race this weekend. I fully acknowledge my misdeeds in this regard and ask that you give me a chance to redeem myself. I know that I have done damage that can not be undone, but I will do what I can to make it up to you all. While it in no way excuses my actions, I'd like to add that nothing that I did was done in malice, again I suffer from a serious case of inconsideration.
We race bicycles. I am hoping that we can still do that together this coming weekend.