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?

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  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!!
    Oops

  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
    xxo.m

  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.
    Cheers.

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