I started out having a fantastic salad with the girls - I believe eating together as friends every now and then is so important. The clouds were puffy and big and we laid down on the ground and basked in the sun in the courtyard. I got a chance to ride a fixed gear bike and was stunned with how smooth and good it felt on my joints, which have been giving me problems lately. Which is really frustrating because I currently only have one bike, Juliet, the Kona Jake and I'm building up the Purple Parmount, of which I will do an extended post on later. I lost my mountain bikes, so I need one of those, and now I want a fixed gear. *sigh* My wants definitely exceed my needs, or my abilities to ride all those bikes. It doesn't change the fact that I definitely want all of those. Bikes are too beautiful.
Friday was also this month's Dead Baby ride. The ride was SO much fun! We started off at the Canterbury Ales and Eats, which was a new place for me. I really loved it. It had shuffleboard, pool tables, and great ambiance. Granted, like usual, there were a lot of us, so it was pretty crowded, but I loved the place.
I got to ride with Mobius folks there, where one of them was riding a tall bike (something like the picture below) which was neat because a lot of folks on the streets stopped and stared/smiled/some cars went by and honked.
Like usual, I met a lot of wonderful people and had great conversations and just had a blast in general. The sense of family and camaraderie and genuine joy Dead Babies get out of coming together once a month to ride bikes and hang out is really amazing.
I ended up going home a little early and had a great rest-of-the evening with Ryan chilling at home.