Tuesday night OUCH.

March 21, 2007 · Print This Article

NOW hosted another kickass Tuesday night ride.

On the first ride, we did a relatively mellow loop in Saint Paul (high street bridge, lilydale, mendota, and river road back)… and this last week, we ended up on the Lake Pahlen, Indian Mounds, Shepard Road loop. That loop is my nemesis. It hurts. It always hurts. It especially hurts when you’ve got a wicked headwind… after you hauled ass out to the shop against the same wicked headwind. ouch.

It was mostly a great ride. When we rode through the Minnesota Wild hockey crowd, and we met one of my Top Ten Peeves in the Midwest: Cops that do -NOT- know how to direct traffic. Look– it is really hard to hear you when I’ve go my helmet on, and the wind is blowing had, and there’s tons of cars around. So… if you make a gesture like you are waving us through, -that- is what someone gonna respond to. I’m just saying.

Guy on the red Cannondale with disc brakes handled that situation way way better than I would have. Do we have a bail fund in case one gets arrested while on a group ride? Mostly joking…

Ugh. Sorry… I’m horrible with names. I’m bad with faces (Tracy at NOW looks way different in his wintery bike gear), but I kickass at drooling over YOUR hot bike.

anyways, it was great to have good company on a killer ride.

This fabulous post was written by one of our awesome bella volunteers ~ Sabine is the cofounder of Velo Bella and if you like this report, you can thank her with brownies and beer.


2 Responses to “Tuesday night OUCH.”

  1. Anonymous on March 23rd, 2007 9:56 pm

    Are we going to have to put bars on the kitty?


  2. Eclectchick on March 24th, 2007 8:25 am

    Ooooo, Manda! I thought of you as I watched the whipping things around outside my window. Too bad I had already kicked my own ass on the trainer that morning. Yeah, so sorry to have missed the ride. Heh heh. I was with you in spirit!

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