Thursday, April 19, 2012

30 days of biking: April 18th: First Recreational Group Ride of 2012

Claire on the left, Kristina on the right. Kristina organized the first Westbrook Weekly Wednesday Wramble of 2012 and the Hawkins were the ones who bit. Because we represented 80% of the riders, the ride started at our house.
We cruised down the sculpture park and then let the wind carry us up Myrtle Edwards. In this photo, I've just been gapped and in the next, T is exhorting me to get the led out and chase the girls down. The only catch is that I'm the one hauling the family so acceleration is somewhat freight train-like.
Speaking of freight trains, we made it down to the train bridge on the way to the locks but while waiting and trading stokers (A tried it out and demurred) none came.
The locks turned out to be our turn around spot and we played a massive game of Duck Duck Goose and found flowers as big as our heads.
Total mileage: 9 for the rec ride and 20 for the commute.

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