Saturday, November 05, 2011

Ride Together, Right Now

David Bridenbaugh – Mr. Bridenbaugh 
Steve Cope - Captn Carbon 
Todd - B3 
Lee Duncan - Sonic Boom 

It was a bright beautiful morning and we had about 14 riders ready to go. 

Everything was going smooth came old flattop, he came grooving up slowly, he had joo-joo eyeball, he's one unholy roller, he once had hair down to his knees,--he's got to be a joker, he just do what he please--- it was Cope. 

Oh great, now we had some riff raff in the house.  Despite the distraction, the group moved forward with a plan to execute the typical flight path-- across the Carpenter Firestation, down Del Web AARP Blvd, 751, Lystra Petrol and Holland Chapel to home.  We also agreed to a Moratorium on hills. 

As we pulled out of the parking lot, Bridenbaugh said hey: "You may say that I'm a dreamer, But I'm not the only one.. I hope the Stems will join us ..And the world will be as one"...  What?? said Todd! 

And with these prophetic words, the group decided to ride together, and were kind and polite.  The steady pace continued through the first stage of the cycling event.  Nothing too crazy and the behavior exhibited experience and maturity--but more so a symptom of eating excessive amounts of Halloween Candy. 

As the group road out towards 751, the hills started to form, and one young rider, Shane was looking a little cold...He had toe-jam football...He had monkey finger ..He uttered "I know you, you know me" 
"One thing I can tell you is you got to be free"..and with that he pushed about 500 watts through his cycling machine and the blood splattered.  "Ouch, that hurt" everyone yelled.. 

Geez ..and who was ready to blast off next...none other than the Father / Son team of Nick and Travis.  As they started to wake from their cycling slumber.. Nick had Walrus Gumboot and Travis had tights down below his knees, and as they road past on their bikes you could feel their disease...Sonic Boom shouted, .."lets stay together, right now"...or until the light. 

After the light, Sharon and Todd were willing to keep Sonic Boom company as they finished the King of The Mountain stage and rolled into Lystra Petrol.  That was hard work, and it was now time to feast on Hostess Trans fats. 

With everyone feeling a little tired from battling the cold temperatures,  one member of the Thorns yelled out "how many miles to go?"   

Cope...suffering from early onset hypothermia..yelled back, "One and one, and one is three" "Got to be good-looking 'cause it's so hard to see".  Todd once again responded with What?? 

OK, let's all get back then.  And with that the group played nice on the return trip back..with the exception of a decisive County Line Sprint where Cope and Bridenbaugh dominated. 

Overall a great great day of riding among friends at a 16 to 17 mph ave for 40 miles. 

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