Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 22nd, 2006 at 12:09 pm
Photo by taisau
Last night I led my first Pedalpalooza ride! I’ve been so inspired by all the creative and fun rides I’ve been on that this year I finally decided to lead my own.
My ride, I called it the “Communified Ride” wasn’t especially creative or amazing or anything. Besides just an excuse to ride with friends, my hope was that everyone on the ride would meet someone new and then pose for some fun portraits at the end (see portrait gallery below). Here’s how it went.
After meeting at the Salmon St. Fountain we (25-30 people) took a relaxing spin up the waterfront. At the Steel Bridge we jumped onto the super-secret boardwalk in front of the condos. I love riding on these paths, especially on a warm, breezy night.
Making our way onto the Esplanade we stopped at the balcony near the Fire Station below the Hawthorne Bridge. We all mingled in the inviting sun and then I got out the camera and starting snapping portraits.
I brought a few of my kid’s toys to use as props; a fire truck, a teddy bear and a furry talking horse on a stick. Taking the photos was a lot of fun. Check them out:
Sorry if I misspelled your name. Thanks to everyone that showed up. I had a great time and I hope to see all of your at the Bike Fair on Saturday!