Some may recall the March 31, 2009 TNR as one of the best, if not the best TNRs of 2009. The combination of mild temps, minimal wind, and large snowflakes made for a Norman Rockwell atmosphere in which to ride. Last night had a very similar feel, and once again, only five riders were on hand to partake in an awesome night on two wheels. As Brad and I are the only two constants between then and now, we are hi-jacking this week’s TNR report.
After espressos and ho’cho at the alternate winter HQ, we set out westward from the Forks via the river trail which was more-or-less a long slab of ice (snow-covered except under the bridges). Both the Hipster and Thomas were only a few meters into the ride when they were abruptly reminded or the perils of riding on ice. Thomas went down especially hard, sliding bottom-first with “take-out weight” into limestone blocks. Thomas’ explanation of how the impact was absorbed by his body will not be repeated here at this time. The rest of the ride was uneventful, yet exceptionally enjoyable. The riverbank trails we’ve been on the past few weeks were better than ever, worthy of a do-over.
Later at the
Later at the klubhaus, Johnny S and his ThNR note-taking, Sportnet’s plays of the year (“ultimate is gay”), the horse barn throw-down, speaking in the third person, Thor’s SMASH upcoming Paris-Roubaix win in the rainbow jersey, and V’s multiple encounters with death were discussed. V was also propositioned in the men’s room by a BC transplant looking to join the FGBC and take part in the TNRs, and then some.
Alt and modern rock made up the night’s set list—Cake, The Silversun Pickups, Jet, and The National to name a few. The Cheap Trick streak has finally ended.