June 8, 2010

Summer weekend

By Elisa | 7 Comments »

I love Summer. Yes, I bitch about the heat all the time, but really Summer in Alabama is like nothing else. It is hot, muggy, sunny and so beautiful.

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.

forgive the crappy iphone photos

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.

Treehouse of horror!

With weekends like these, what is not to love?

Enjoyed This Post? Share with others:
digg | stumble | del.icio.us


  1. On June 8th, 2010 Chris said:

    Thanks for coming up to our event. I’m glad you had a good time. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

  2. On June 8th, 2010 Hannah said:

    uhhhh elisa, how did you manage to “accidentally touch a live snake” ?

  3. On June 8th, 2010 Elisa said:

    Hannah-I was in the treehouse and it was really dark in there. I was looking around and my arm brushed up against it, so (like an idiot) I reached out and touched to see what it was. It then moved and I freaked out!!

  4. On June 9th, 2010 meligrosa said:

    you gals look like too much fun. +the weather looks awesome too!!
    besos +bikes from SF <3 as always

  5. On June 9th, 2010 rebekka said:

    amen, sista christian!

  6. On June 11th, 2010 Braxton said:

    Hey, I took one of those “crappy iPhone photos.” ;)

  7. On June 14th, 2010 welshcyclist said:

    Wanted to comment on your most recent post, but there is a problem accessing the comments section on it. Phone pics they may be, but they are fantastic, what a brilliant cafe, and the name is brilliant. By the way this post is great too, I love reading your posts, keep ‘em coming.

RSS feed for coments on this post
Both comments and pings are currently closed.

No public Twitter messages. You Should Follow Me on Twitter
  • Things We Believe In