I’m always fascinated when I discover that a town has a discernible “flavour” of bicycle. When I think of my home town in Florida, I think vintage Raleigh 3sp and Sears cruisers with metallic flake paint. I was in Austin over the weekend and I saw this seemingly casual bike that actually reveals a lot of thought.
Keep the date! We usually do RideCivils on the 2nd Friday of every month, but how could I resist riding on the Vernal Equinox and 1st day of spring (almost)! The official equinox is actually on the 20th, but we’ll call it good and ride out Friday evening, 5:30 from Westlake Center. Looking forward to a little more light for the ride, hoping for better weather and more riders.
With Jason, Mark, and me in Austin, Kelli was s’posed to blog the Bike Expo, but got sick (we hope she gets well soon). Andrew was working and Dave with his family.
Any readers go to the show? How was it?
I asked first and she said, “sure.” And then said, “yeah, that’s a good shot … drunk, no makeup, 11:00 am, riding to work.”
Thanks to local guides Mark and Kirk and the rider turnout from atxbs.com (thanks Jason!), yesterday’s ride was a total success. It was a beautiful day for riding, and whoever decided that we should stop at that pub before the Blanton art museum deserves a promotion. I could have stayed longer at the museum but we needed to get to the BBQ.
Then at the BBQ, we reached the 300 person capacity for the location and gave out a lot of cool stuff. I ended up handing out 200 bag of schwag personally, and then mc’ing the raffle.
Afterwards, the atxbs.com crew led Byron and me to some freakin’ awesome tacos at some local joint. I think it was called Chilitos? Someone post the name of the restaurant.
Thanks again Austin!