A good sized crowd, many wearing the unofficial ABES jacket (FXR) were out for a cold night ride. James, Chaz, Dan, Albert, Tom, David, W, Shaun, Duke and I did a lap around town. There were some icy roads that needed extra caution but it was the MEC parking lot that looked as if it had been zambonied. Chaz, David and I all had the misfortune of falling at some point in the ride – Chaz got the worst of it as his crash included high speed and cement - he bounced back up like a trooper. We concluded the night at the clubhouse where we were eventually joined by Franklin and Douche Bag. DB’s rare appearance was the result of being publicly shamed for being…well, a douche bag. David took a collection so that the ABES could provide the Town of Altona public works crew with donuts for doing such a fine job of keeping our streets and pathways clear. When David isn’t being surly, he can really be thoughtful. Other minutes included: fondus, cowboys V aliens, gas powered washer attatchments (meat grinder, butter churn, etc), long hair and grad pictures, the Turtle Creek trails, Duke, V MP Candace Hoeppners assistant, marriage/sex/living together pros/cons, psycho roommate Dwight D, the superbowl/commercials, and the possibile accessories using buffalo hides. Good times.
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|Beard of ice|
|Myron about to welcome Franklin to ABES|
The ABES Winter Bike Festival was also discussed. It will take place Saturday, March 5 at The Exchange. The gist of the afternoon will include: a group ride/knockdowns/slow races, chips, roller racing (sprints and team relay), chips, home-made/baked prizes, rink-dog potluck, followed by the Blue Devils V Tar Heels basketball game on the big screen, and chips. Mark your calendars, invite your kith and kin and BYOB. Costs and schedule to be announced. JS