Saturday, October 08, 2005
It's A Wash
4AM wake up call and a 8 block ride (in the rain) to the Beacon to meet Steve and the other ToH alum. DC bike riding is a joy @ 4:45AM! No cars, wrong way up one way streets, you can make better time on 2 wheels than 4.
Bikes are loaded for an hour drive to the ride start at Howard College.
Some nice custom carbon ToH Treks, be careful not to strap across the Lance signature.
We arrive at the college to see crowds of onlookers getting in position to see the MAN. After parking and getting out we hear an announcement that the ride had been canceled! The roads are too wet, forecast is for even more rain, and the Ellipse has been declared a mud pit. We battle the disappointment, but it is the correct decision. I wouldn't of minded the rain, but 1500 riders together on those roads would've been dangerous. Yes Lance did show, he offered a few words to the wet crowds and we went back to DC. So it is. SO it will be. I actually had a fun ride back to my hotel, so much fun I kept going and got in 40 blocks or so. Then I realized urban riding like this WOULD be better on a fixey. Especially in the rain. A cool thing about DC is seeing all the bike messengers flying around on on their fixers.
I wonder how JK's doing in Japan?
I wonder how (or IF) the Seagull went?
Rain rain go away, so we can find somewhere to play.