Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ride With The Mayor (Of Frederick MD)

The Frederick Bicycling Coalition had a deal going on where you can ride your bike to the minor league baseball field in town and get free tickets to the game that afternoon.  The event was put together to promote people riding there bikes around town instead of driving.  The mayor was there to lead the ride and to help promote participation in the event.
The meeting Place by the clock tower in Baker Park

Anna talking with one of the police escorts.  Anna Kelso was the master-mind behind the project.
The mayors Bike (loaned out by Fredrick Bike Doctor bike shop)
I successfully completed the 1.5 mile ride and was was awarded this certificate sighed by the mayor (I'm adding this to my resume)
Free ticket.
I didn't end up going to the game though because no food or drink allowed in the park. I didn't know this till I was in line to get into the game and read a sign.  I had packed snacks and drinks and was hungry.  The idea of paying $5 for a hot dog didn't sound appealing to me so I went home and ate my snacks all alone.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Michaux, Fall

Rode at Michaux with Joe and Larry…

It was fun to go someplace new.  Larry knows his way around Michaux; it was nice to have him as are navigator.  The trails there have some pretty technical sections one of which I had a pretty bad fall (it looked bad anyway).  I went to put my foot down but continued to fall down a slope; kinda like the guy in this video…

I only fell about 15-20 feet and landed in a soft section of soil.  The water bottles in my jersey pocket and my left buttock absorbed all the impact.  Over all I got pretty lucky; I had no control over my momentum I could have just as likely landed head first on a rock.

My bike seat got messed up during the fall...

Friday, August 6, 2010