Friday, September 12, 2008
2nd Monthly Tour De Bar
Sometimes it's easy to forget how much fun riding a bike can be. When you train a lot, then race a lot you tend to shun the bike when it's social time. That's why the TD'B makes great sense - a monthly fun ride for anyone interested in ditching the car, increasing their bike culture and willing to challenge their urban riding skillz by adding a mind-numbing drink to the mix. As the days grow shorter there's no excuse for not donning some lights and getting out into the cool, fall night air. No racing, no hammering - the perfect ride to bust out a cruiser, fixy, Xtracycle, towny, tandem - whatever!
This past week I did the City Bikes cyclocross clinic then was led to Red Rocks Pizza by Joel - who I did not know used to be a messenger and knows the city inside and out. Already there waiting was a good size crew from GFK, soon to be joined by 4 more including the legendary IGGY (shortly after I met him 8 years ago he was relocated to Juneau Alaska for the Coast Guard. He mailed his stuff, hopped on his bike and rode alone over 4,000 miles to get there - hence the 'Legendary' title).
We feasted on pizza then rolled out to Wonderland, a bike-friendly bar with outdoor seating. The patio was full and gave us a round of applause as we rolled up - how cool is that? Bikes were lashed to the fence, stands and lightposts. My kind of bar!
Al Yoon getting more cameratime...
David, Kristen, Paul and CB gives a salute to TD'B
Then came the fun ride home - slightly hazed from beer but totally mellow and about as safe as can be expected. Glad Aaron was there to keep me company tho. 3 more weeks until the next TD'B - e-mail me if you're interested.
Posted by Jason Berry at 8:32 AM