Apologies, Thank yous, and next Sunday’s ride

My Apologies to Mike Buckley and Scott Shannon

Mike and Scott along with Angi Buckley and Shelly Kempton rode at least 115 miles Sunday in celebration of Mike and Scott’s birthday. Here was the invitation I was supposed to send to the group:

“Celebrating the annual rite of summer solstice, as well as the collective birthdays of the two namesake geezers, Mike Buckley & Scott Shannon invite you to, in the spirit of Eliminate rule #5, to “harden the f*** up” and come ride our cumulative years in miles! Yes, that 57 + 58 for the 2017 version – 115 miles in total. We roll out of 1920 Rippleton Cross Road in Cazenovia on July 30th at 6:00am sharp, with feed stops in Greene, Norwich, Georgetown, and Erieville.”

I really screwed up by not alerting the group of their opportunity to “harden the f*** up.” I know some of you would have enjoyed the opportunity to ride 115 miles at 16-18 mph for 6 ½ to 8 hours Sunday. Others would have felt guilty about missing this opportunity. No need to thank me, that is the kind of thing I do for the EBC.

Welcome new Member

Peter Phillips rode with us Sunday and joined. Make sure to say Hello to him on our next ride.

Ride last Sunday

(the other one. The 26 miler, not the 115 mile death ride) If not inspired, this was at least a very pleasant ride. The route was a big square, going North from Johnny Appleseed’s, up to the Windmill’s, East and down Peterboro road to Peterboro, South to Morrisville, then back to Johnny Appleseeds. Turns out the confusion over the mapping was due to the map creator, not the map users. Also we were saved from riding up monster hill West Road in Morrisville because of road construction. I had an excellent apple crisp and corn chowder at Johnny Appleseed’s after the ride. Everyone said the coffee was good. Last time there noted coffee snob, Pauline Cecere, gave the coffee high marks. On this ride were: David Neff, Gioia Gensini, Sue Shapiro, Gabe Yankowitz, new member Peter Phillips*, Kate Stewart and friend*, Steve Share, Janet Ohlsen, Sue* and Dale* Maris, Rick Morris, and Pat Demyan. (note* 4 first time riders!). Picture courtesy of Gioia.

Next Sundays Ride

Lisa Baker has graciously volunteered to host Sunday’s ride on 8/6/17. Leaving from her house at 9:00 AM located at:
15 S Ten Eyck Avenue, Cazenovia NY. Route will be 25 to 30 miles. Expect a few hills.

35 telltale signs that you’re officially a cyclist (congratulations):

30. You’re baffled when your roommate or partner doesn’t understand why your bikes can’t be stored outside.


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