On August 25th Marty’s held a “Bike N’ Brunch” ride, which hadn’t happened in several years. How could we forget about such a wonderful event that begins with our absolute favorite activity and ends with our other absolute favorite activity? Anyway, at some point one of us remembered to combine the two and kick off the somewhat annual event.
At 8:30 in the morning, folks began to arrive sleepy eyed, or fully wired after a breakfast of Roctane. The weather could not have been better.
The crowd began to thicken, and as 9:00 approached, we created a clipless pedal chorus and took off.
The best part about this event was that it was designed for every level of rider. There was a 13 or 30 mile loop with riders of varying ability levels in each. Some of the hardcore riders even did a pre-ride loop to get in some extra mileage. As the ride unfolded, the groups split off at their own speed, but everyone was enjoying the perfect day.
We all rolled into the Black River Barn parking lot with a hunger that could only be staved off by delicious eggs, bacon, french toast, home fries, pasta salad, sandwiches, and prime rib. Did we mention they had omelettes too?
We spent the remainder of the late morning doing repeats on the buffet line and enjoying fresh OJ and coffee. Most importantly, we enjoyed all of this with great company and conversation. What an excellent way to enjoy a Sunday in August.