Today was a great day to ride.
I got up around 1030am, weather was totally awesome. I saddled up and biked up Capitol Hill for breakfast and over to Cal Anderson Park for the Slow Sundayz Ride.
Now let me stop here for a quick second – when I say all casual like “I biked up Capitol Hill” you need to understand something. I live in Eastlake and the only ways up Capitol Hill are a long ass climb up 10th or up the even more murderous -but much shorter- Lakeview hill. I’d like to go on record as saying the Lakeview hill is evil. And today of all days, its beautiful out and I feel good and I decide to take the Lakeview hill knowing that I’ll probably have to walk it. It took me almost 15 minutes afterwards to catch my breath and my heart rate to come under control, but I made it all the way up. Go me.
Anyhow, so I saddled up and biked up Capitol Hill to the B&O Espresso for breakfast and coffee – and then over to Cal Anderson Park to meet several others for the Slow Sundayz ride.
Cool people there – Nova, Kat, Dave, Jeremy. The sun was out and it was perfect. We met around 1pm and hit the road around 1:30pm.
We started out by climbing up Beacon Hill and heading out to Georgetown. Tried to get a drink at the Georgetown Liquor Company (cool bar!) but Jeremy didn’t have his ID on him and they weren’t budging (he’s 25). So we all headed over to the 9lb Hammer for a beer – their 9lb Porter is pretty tasty. Sat around, bullshitted for awhile where Chunter and and a guy named Yeyo joined us. Afterwards we split and headed for Alkai Beach in West Seattle where we picked up this guy Brandon on a killer old school Schwin tandem bike. Definately had class, but I think Yeyowins the award for ossum bikes simply because he had fuzzy dice on them.
Made it out to Alkai for sunset, then over to Spuds for fish and chips, and then back to home. Had a great time and met some excellent people.
Today was a good day to ride!
On a side note: The Rooster runs great. My hill stamina still sucks, but the bike performs flawlessly. I couldn’t be more pleased with it.