The weather was threatening, the lightning was flashing, but it was Thursday night and the following ABES would not be deterred: Dswat, Duke, Tom, Charles, Johnny, Lorne, Steve, Mark, and Curt T. The ride itself was awesome. Charles took the lead and pulled out with a zippy pace. Most of us followed along. Some opted for a more delicate pace. We mostly rode the perimeter of town, hit the hill a couple of times and made a very deluxe detour into the country where the sheet lightning was firing off in the distance. We made it to the clubhouse unscathed and it wasn’t long before we heard the rain, hail and thunder. No worries though, we were dry, had good company and were in the warm embrace of beer, pizza and chips.
I was test riding a new Norco CCX bike from the farm service. It’s a bit big but very tempting.
Questions were answered. Altona Bike Enthusiast Society. ABES. Paul DB K came to the headquarters early to drop off his alley cat spoke cards (napkins) and peddle home to the barn. Paul had just coached his high school boys soccer team to its first league victory. Tom booked the 17th for the September alley cat. It will be a 7:00 start and we’ll meet at his new pad. Race details are anticipated.
Good times. JS