It was an overcast day for Slow Sunday starting out. Felt good to move in it, didn’t want to stand still because you’d get cold.
Many things were discussed – among them Ray’s bike which had a different geometry than I’m used to seeing. It wasn’t a time trial bike, it’s a pursuit bike, which led me to talk about Derny Racing, which I’d blogged about back in the day HERE. If you haven’t seen the video or seen the bikes, go take a look – its pretty interesting.
Anyhow, to the run. We left Cal Anderson, biked up Beacon Hill, found some crazy bike trail that took us through the burbs of South Seattle, dumped us down onto MLK Blvd where – at the light – there were something like 15 cop cars with full lights and gunning engines hauling ass for the project houses to our right. We were stuck there for about 10 minutes as one after another would come screaming up to the intersection.
After we finally got through the intersection we headed down MLK until we cut over to Rainer and over to Bike Works out in Columbia City where we stopped at a nearby pub for bloody marys. We also lost half our crew at that point. The rest of us headed out for Seward Park, where it started raining. We made our way north through the rain, got a little turned around in the neighborhoods down there, Ben pulled us out of it and showed us super secret 28th ave shortcut to the U-District where we parked our soaked asses in front of the fireplace at the CIP to dry out and proceeded to pour beer and pizza bread into us until almost midnight.
We also talked about Uncle Dirty – if you haven’t seen this, then GO. Really interesting.
All in all, it was a good ride.