Thu, 26 Jan 2006
HayRideMe and DBK did a pretty good trail last night.
There was a pretty good turnout, perhaps 20 people. Even Bootlicker showed
up. We were all glad to hear that he is drinking again. I rode my bike
because it was so close to my
house. Circumspector was kind enough to bring my hash shoes and a dry shirt
car. There had been a lot of speculation about how the trail would go, and
we were all anticipating a good one. My prediction had the trail going north,
and crossing I-95 at Belvedere, while Yeast and CA both had it going south
and crossing at Summit. HayRideMe and DBK took their head start,
GH counted down 12 minutes, and the pack surged as one.
We hit a couple BTs and CBs, but the pack mostly stayed together. All three
predictions were quickly shot down, mine more so than the others.
The first beer stop was at the Clubhouse Pub, who has seen us once or twice
before. AC/DC got there on his hog, but the other walkers arrived on foot
shortly after us. Apparently it was okay for us to stand outside on the
sidewalk with our beers. I think I was up to 4.7 miles or so at that point.
The second half was more of the same. Still well executed, although nobody
fell for the wrong-way-pointing arrows that one of the hares (probably
DBK) kept throwing. The pack kept a fast pace, and pretty soon we found
ourselves at the second beer check, which was a stash of beer hidden by a
canal. I had forgotten my flash, so I got this shot of P-rick with my new
technique of shining my flashlight in his face. I think I need a bigger
flashlight. Once the beer was gone we got moving again, and flew through
the last third of the trail.
I had the high mileage, with 7.47 miles. I did a lot of bad trails and CBs.
Yeast ran the circle, and did a good job. He never really lost control. And
there was enough beer. We finished up quick, because the overpass back over
I-95 was going to close at 10 pm for construction, and that's how you get to
the bar. I skipped the bar and rode my bike home in the rapidly dropping
temperatures (oooh, 50 degrees, so cold). Before I left, I got this picture
of AD and PS, by illuminating them with the bike light. That's them lit up
with 10 watts of 6 volt power.
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