Yes, it looked not worthwhile to make the drive down to Canal for a ride, given the rain and imminent rain but there was the Nathan going away party at Shades, with or without the rain. The rain passed by 5:30, radar suggested more rain maybe a couple hours later so, we rode. Our original route would have taken us into the teeth of the rain, that was only slowly moving off to the southeast, but Kevin H came up with a new route going west and then south before a return.
Dustin, Randy B and Steve O gritted their teeth and hung with us, roughly a total of 15 cyclists taking a circuitous route around the countryside before.....
.....heading into Shades. Here Poobah and Flyin Tuna mug it up for the camera. Thanks to Cindy for organizing this event.
Kenda Janet and Paul drove down just for the party, here in the back. Cindy tried to organize a group picture but our side of the table was too busy sampling beer so we obviously had better things to do. Andrew, on the left, examines the contents of his wallet, just after a moth flew out of it. That's Nathan in the middle.
Good times and good food. Wish more people were leaving so we could throw more parties.
Medium hilly route of 38 miles for the A route. More importantly, there is the "Nathan Going Away but Be Happy Cause He's Relocating to CA and Wish I Was Goin Tooooo!" party, immediately following the ride at Shade's Restaurant. If there is a rain-out, we will start the party at 6:00pm. Don't know Nthan that well? come on in anyway and enjoy a beverage and appetizer or pizza.