I met up at the Lilly Pad at Main Street Garden Park to ride down to the Brew Riot with Cycle Celebration yesterday. It was a bit humid and hot, but the head winds kept us cool. When we arrived to the Brew Riot I did not expect so many people to be out there. The line to get a wristband was intimidating but it moved fast. We all drank good beer, ate tasty burgers, and hung out with great buds.
Yesterday I rode to two different outdoor markets: The Deep Ellum Outdoor Market, which showcases local artisans’ goods (and where I ran into Colin of Switching Gears Cyclery), and the Farmer’s Market, where I went to sample and choose some tasty produce. Choosing to go by bike to these markets was great, because I got to notice lots of little details along the way, like an apartment building decorated with roosting crows (You know, “Put a bird on it”)! Cycling to these destinations also forced me to be extra selective of the fruits and vegetables I chose to purchase, since I had to carry them home with me on my bike.
A day off means a riding day for me. I rolled around Knox-Henderson , lower Greenville and my neighborhood, Lakewood. Snapped a few photos, hope you enjoy the view from my saddle today : )
Another great ride, with a real good purpose. We’re so used to riding fast, or like me quasi-fast, and chatting up a storm with our cycling buddies about current events that it’s refreshing to ride with others at a slower pace and to have the time to reflect on other cyclists that have passed on. As the ride came to a close we rode into a parking lot with the sounds of a bag pipe playing. This for me was the perfect final touch. It was awesome to hang out with some of our friends from Bicycle Friendly Knox-Henderson and Bicycle Friendly Deep Ellum .
wonderfully made ..
Armed with a camera and an idea to trail walk, which I was sadly informed later was actually “Hiking”, I ended up taking pictures of folks just riding around White Rock Lake. Some people riding looking a bit intense as they rode, I guess thats what happens when your jamming to Justin Bieber on the iPod; but most looked like they were having fun. The real question is,” Why the hell wasn’t I riding!?”
I rode to Switching Gears yesterday, to see Andee and Colin’s bike shop. The shop is in front of Fair Park at Exposition and Parry. I got to try out the All-City Nature Boy, and man could it haul and hop curves like nothing; and those drop outs are so freaking awesome. I ended up picking up a Pace Cycling Cap that feels amazing on my noggin, and did I mention, it’s made in the USA! If you’re in the area you should swing by and say hello.
Monday Night Mash
FMD: Tits Tuesday
RBM: Ladie's Night at WRL
Dallas Bike Works:Beginner Ride
Critical Mass (Last Friday of every month)