In a time when we have lots of more important things to think about, the powers that be have decided to put something shiny in front of us
Here in the city of Big Shoulders we now have noisy racecars on our city streets. We've been moaning and bitching for weeks about the upcoming street closures and blockages but today we're talking about racecars.
The streets have been painted into racing lanes, grandstands have been put up, clubhouses have been built (so they can charge serious premiums for seating), and I have to admit, it's impressive.
If you like this stuff, make your way down to the loop (that's what we affectionately call our downtown... don't ask, that's a whole different episode of Oprah) but don't drive (remember the street closures and blockages?) take public transportation, or dust off your penny farthings and come on down.
It's an historic race with 12 turns, both left and right, and very little margin for error between the drivers and a concrete wall. So masses of spectators will be coming down to watch the skill and daring of the drivers.
Very exciting. Stay tuned.