Last week's ride was one of the warmest and nicest of 2007! A decent crowd of 25 to 30 bikelovers turned up at Grandview Park to ride, and after a short discussion, we concluded that the balmy weather should be celebrated with a visit to the sea.
Our first destination (a place I only discovered a couple of weeks ago on the MC3 ride, despite having lived in this city my whole life) was the Crab Park Pier..
We then cruised into the downtown core and over the Burrard bridge heading beachward. Somewhere along Cornwall a lone rider zipped by in the other direction. "Hey Fixie!" we called out to him... a few minutes later he caught up to us, curious about what the hell we were doing - we filled him in on the joys of midnight mass. "I'm not really here to stick around, just on my way home" - an hour and a half later, sitting down to food he was still on board.
After some debate at the Jericho parkinglot, it was decided that the night was too nice to just huddle by the jericho concession, and we soldiered a little farther west towards the Jericho Pier.
Finally we rolled back to our old haunt, the Naam for tasty midnight eats and company. As usual they were super accomodating, considering we rolled in unannounced with 20 or so people at 2 am.
All in all, a great ride with lots of oldschool riders and a few new faces (including Jesse of OCB and a girl on a cyclocross race bike!)
Our next ride is Thursday April 26th, so start thinking of where you'd like to roll to.
Also, if you don't already have plans this saturday and sunday (or if you do, break 'em, cause you dont want to miss this), East Van Bike Polo brings you Vancouver's first ever International Urban Bike Polo Tournament: Last Riders of the APoloclypse!
The fun starts at noon, and look out for DJs, BBQ, and EIGHT different teams up from the US to play, as well as east van's own out for blood & glory! The event will also be held in conjunction with the fixed gear Summer Series' second event - T.R.A.C.K., a game of trackstand horse. Prepare to be amazed by some sizzling tricks as local fixie kids pull out all the stops to try and prove they are the chosen one.
Thats it for now.. See y'all on the streets.