Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It was a dark and stormy night

I missed the kick off party for the Tour of the Unattended held at the Ride Studio. I was not going to miss the post ride party. No way. Not even a Hurricane was gonna stop me. So yeah we had some weather here in New England last weekend. The end of dayers love this stuff. Me I am not new to this rodeo. Blizzard of '78 yeah lived through it. Loma Prieta in '89 barely survived it but did. You are going to need to do a lot more than a Tropical Storm to get me hunkering down. But I left the kids at home and did pack a rain jacket and flash light. But the night had that feeling of a dark force heading our way. People were in the mood to party! Rob and Patria had promised a party to remember and that is saying something as the Ride Studio has already firmly established that it knows how to throw a party! I owe the RSC for 90% of the friends I have right now. Most of them I met at a function or event centered around the Studio
In keeping with the Dark and Stormy theme and the Hurricane Rob was serving up Dark N' Stormy cocktails. Take 1 highball glass, add dark rum, add ginger beer, 1 slice of lime. Voila instant party. Sure there was a lot of the usual biker party banter but I think the night and the cocktails and the fact that so many of us are now such good friends added to the conversation. Two of the more highly entertaining conversation centered around a foible I made with Strava a month ago. I may have had my bike on the top of my car when I scored a KOM that blew the whole town of Boston out of the water. Oopsies. I deleted that ride and made it right with the Strava gods. Next up was bee stings along with the Quint like explanation of each attack and the showing off of scars. If Robert was there no way we didn't win that competition. I swear one time we must have run over a hive because we each were stung at least 5 times in the ass in Cutler Park...but I digress
The new Curator of the Studio and QOM of TotU Patria! So great getting to know her over the course of a week. And congrats to her on her new role at the RSC she is going to do a great job!
There were some super cool Star Wars/Hans Solo t-shirts and a Hans Solo cake as well as Star Wars being played continuously on a flat screen tv. Add in a live DJ rocking the beats and so many of my friends. The storm just became a background adding to the ambience of the evening
Everyone had such a good time. It was a great way to end the summer. How do I know the summer is over? Traffic has gone up about 300% in the last weekend, all the moms have a crazed look in their eyes as they try and run me down in their minivans rushing to the Gap and the woods are now my sanctuary for the next 4 months. CX season is here my friends. We have waited sooo long. Get those bikes ready. See you soon. Hup! Hup!

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