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September 21st, 2008
02:08 pm


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40 miles of Fun!
Well, mostly.

Yesterday Team Alpaca took to the streets - of Detroit! This was Brian's and my first time joining the team for a bicycle ride and it was really fun riding with friends, especially the first half of the ride where we mostly rode together. On the second leg I lost everyone and so decided to just open up and find out what my bike would do (how often do you have a police escort preventing cross traffic while going downslope on Grand River?) and though I slowed way down after that, the rest of the team did not catch up (except one person who was maintaining a pace that was beyond me at that point) and I rode much of the way back miserably alone. I later found out the pace car had *stopped* for ten minutes, holding most of the people there to let slower people catch up. But I was ahead of the pace car...

Anyway, generally it was a fun time, and I would do it again, preferably with better planning and communication so we don't get separated.

Jer posted a picture of the team for your viewing pleasure. Yes, I look like a dork. I don't know how Rennie and Kathy pull off that "looking cute even in a bike helmet" thing, I really don't. Maybe it's the sunglasses...

ETA: here's Rennie's post about it, and Here are the whole set of Jer's pictures.

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Date:September 21st, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
Darlin', we all look equally dorky or not-dorky, depending on one's perspective. It's just that you (and by "you" I mean "people in general") tend to be critical of yourself more than of your friends, and you are thrown off by any picture that doesn't match your internal self-image!

Saturday was really fun! (: I'm glad you were there.
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Date:September 21st, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)

I looked at the picture and thought, "Wow, Anne always looks so beautiful, I wish I knew how she does that."

It was great fun, and not nearly as hard as I had feared. We should do it again sometime. Heck, we could all get together and ride sometime when it's not an organized event.

It would be fun to get a group together to do the Kal Haven Trail again. We did that with Stilyagi about ten years ago and a great time was had by all.
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Date:September 22nd, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)
I definitely think we should do it again - especially since I never got around to trying your recumbant after all! Getting together for an ride, organized or unorganized, sounds great.
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Date:September 21st, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
I think you are looking too closely at the sunglasses.

Everyone looks very bicycly!
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Date:September 21st, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
You look lovely in the picture.
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Date:September 22nd, 2008 12:52 am (UTC)
I miss having a bike. It looks like you guys had a really nice time!
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