Friday, March 28, 2008

Do Something Stupid

The monthly Chelsy's ride is rarely a disappointment and last night was no exception. To kick things off, Bob turned out wearing a sweet polyester sport coat - the kind you might see on used car salesmen. Chelsy's has some interesting patrons for sure, but this was probably their first one in spandex and sport coat. Our intrepid group of six grew when we encountered another rider on the sole trail (Bob's friend Bill / our guide last time at Fair Hill). A (very) little arm twisting and we were seven riders on othe monthly pilgrimage. Chelsy's was quiet for a Thursday night - the band cancelled - but this meant we got our customary corner by the bar (good to be home). We were wrapping up after 2 too many pitchers with a couple of rounds of sluts when The Cougar arrived to much fanfare and promptly paid us a personal visit that did not disappoint, leaving a couple of bikers wide eyed and nearly speechless. The ride home was punctuated with the typical jocularity, occasional sprint race, and a crash or two. All in all a decent Thursday night.

Damp today but bone dry on Saturday so riding conditions should be great for this Sunday's roadie to Fair Hill. We have 7 confirmed riders (Chris, JimA, Sebastian, MikeR, DaveM, BobG, Sean). Sebastian is driving solo due to other commitments, so that leaves 6 for a car pool in Riley's Yukon. Details for Sunday:
  • 8:00am departure gets us back home by 2:00pm (1hr drive + 3hr ride + 1hr drive + 1hr whatever).
  • Departure means bikes loaded and Yukon rolling from 119 Kaiser, so plan accordingly
  • Please bring $5 for your driver (gas and general aggravation tax)
  • We'll park at the lot on Appleton Road (39°42'51.26"N 75°49'19.77"W for you GPS weanies)
  • My cell (484) 888-3367 in case any last minute additions or changes
  • Stock up on power bars and Gatorade so we can rack up some miles
Fair Hill is a great "introductory" roadie (not a ball buster like Wissahickon or Blue Marsh) so if you are fence sitting, this is a great time to jump in - it's NEVER TOO LATE. Let me know or simply show up at 119 Kaiser (Mike Riley's house) Sunday morning with your car and bike loaded and we'll make it a convoy (10-4).

Going forward we're implementing a standing roadie date so your wife has no excuse for scheduling a conflicting trip to the mall or the ballet. Roadies will be the 2nd Sunday of each month (i.e., next one is April 13) - so let her know and then setup the recurring appointment in Outlook so YOU don't forget. Oh and if you're Irish like Riley or McLaughlin, add the Saturday before the last Sunday as an early curfew.

See you tonight or Sunday or whenever.


"You do something stupid, you gotta act like it didn't hurt
– my Dad

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