We rode bikes on the most beautiful day of the year. Jeez.
This is the fountain at Cal Anderson Park
Good turnout – many new faces!
Not these jerks. These are old faces.
First stop was a BBQ at my friend Diane’s house. It was a fund raiser for the AIDS Lifecycle ride from SF to LA, and to support my friends David and Michael in their ride. Man I ride with some great people. Seriously.
Then off to 20/20 Bicycles…
And then down to Lake Washington Blvd to load up on groceries (ahem: beer)
And then south to Seward Park along Lake Washington Blvd. That’s Teddy. She’s rad. And she’s sticking her tounge out at me while I’m randomly pointing my camera backwards and riding my bike trying to take pictures at the same time. Yeah I’m full of really great ideas like that.
Check out that pace line. And not a piece of spandex to be had in the whole lot.
Check out my new sticker – compliments of Ms Nova. And of course the Slow Sunday spoke card whizzing by there. Looks pretty dope I say.
More random shots while cycling.
The cherry blossoms lining Lk Wash Blvd… I mean wow. So beautiful.
Chris in front of me.
Teddy at Seward Park taking forever to text people. Step away from the phone Teddy. Drink a beer already. Sheesh.
Us at Seward Park.
Nova getting nekkid.
Chill’n – future troublemakers of the world to be sure.
Monica – another new face to SSR. I hope she comes out again.
Aden riding my bike, which is too big for her.
From Seward Park we went North, out to the Arboretum and onto The Bridge To Nowhere. This is an abandoned on/off ramp to 520 that terminates in a rather marshy part of the park. That’s Kat on point climbing up.
Nova and Kat on the bridge
We stopped and reloaded on beer and watched the sunset over the park on the bridge. It was nice.
Paul and the rest of the posse caught up with us a bit later after taking a detour.
Us, the remaining posse. Chillin.
Afterwards we all said our goodbyes, Kat, Nova and myself came to my house where we ended up eating cheese and crackers and letting the ride wind down, just hanging and talking in my kitchen. It was nice.
This was the best ride I’d been on in weeks. Just awesome. Met a lot of new people – all of which I’d really like to see on future rides. I don’t typically do the whole lovey dovey everyones great thing, but literally everyone that showed up that day were really excellent people. So, hear that? Come back. Ultimately we did a fair number of miles. Starting out was painful – seemed like we were stopping every 5 minutes. But once we got going, it wasn’t bad at all. And the weather – damn. You couldn’t ask for better.
Anyhow. More Slow Sunday rides to be had. Weathers just going to get nicer and nicer. This summer’s going to be excellent if it’s anything like this.