This weekend I was especially glad for Summertime. I spent pretty much the entire weekend outdoors and most of that on a bike.
Friday I went on a ride with Amos, a friend who is working on a Comprehensive Bike Plan for Bici Cooperative. We rode for 3 hours all over town documenting the bike lanes, the current conditions and roads that are good candidates for bike facilities.
That night I rode with a traveling companion to an art opening that was incredible and then the Magic City Brewfest where I enjoyed at least 30 tastings of beer. Riding a little drunk, while not legal or safe, can sometimes be really fun…especially when someone is riding along with you.
Saturday I rode to Urban Standard for a coffee aka Hangover cure and then got ready to hit the road to Huntsville where a bunch of us were riding in their alleycat. Due to some friendly rivalry, I let Anna and her riding buddy go ahead while I rode with the gang from Pie Lab. We took it easy, got lost for at least 5 miles and nearly got DFL (ok, one of us did and we all shared the prizes). Ross and Anna got 2nd and 3rd out of towner prizes! It was such a good time. On the way home all 6 of us jammed into one small Waffle House booth and bonded over hashbrowns and chocolate milk.
Sunday I slept in, then headed to the Cahaba River, while Anna hit up the Bump and Grind Mountain Bike Race, where our friend Sam took first place. I stayed up much too late drinking beer, bbq’ing and talking with some lovely people. I even went into a tree house and accidentally touched a live snake.
With weekends like these, what is not to love?