It was hard for me to believe, but it had been FOUR weeks since I’d been on the bike! While travel, weekend conflicts, and sub-freezing temps kept getting in the way, Saturday promised a break in the schedule and from the 20 degree temps. It was time to ride!
Friends who own an independent bike shop called The Shop, were hosting a party to celebrate the end of another great riding season. Many of us will continue to ride through the winter as weather permits, but that didn’t keep the owners from throwing a “thanks for supporting our business” party anyway.
Despite temps in the 40s, it felt so great to be riding! The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and I was smiling the whole time. When we got to The Shop, we heard the music, and saw adults and children alike enjoying the food, drink, and sunshine.
The party was a time for enthusiastic conversation,
festive bike decoration,
smiling face masks,
and the shedding of leather coats.
And me? After shooting a few pics, I put up my feet and set to relaxin’ before heading back down the road for home.