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in case I come up with something special.
(click card for pics)Other than having entirely too many spoke cards for the event, everything went great for the first Pilgrims & Indians Ride.
The snow kept a lot or riders from coming out, but the riders that were there were ready for a good time. I wish I could give each of you a prize for riding. Tell you what, go knit yourself a snazzy toque and say it's from me. You deserve it.
I had planned for a longer route, but it included some precarious bridges and I didn't feel like fishing riders out of the river so we took a straight shot through town. While it was not without spills, all the riders jumped right up with a smile and got right back to pedaling. I turned around to see one rider fall while still hanging on with one hand, get up and continue without loosing forward momentum. I think a cushion of winter clothes, 3 inches of snow and beverages contributed to his resilience. To see a pilgrim, Indian and a turkey in a laughing heap in the snow was pretty good, too.
We soon arrived at nYne, a bar and bistro on Sprague that has been asking to have the FBC visit for a while. I was hoping for a larger crowd for our first visit, but karaoke, a regulation baseball hoop, great service and a capacity of well over 150 will have us back for a summer ride. Thanks for having us.
20+ riders; 20º and snowing
December will be the Festivus Ride.
Do not miss this one.