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Slug Velo turns four in predictable fashion

Posted by on February 5th, 2007 at 7:49 am

[The zany bars of Louie and Becky Berry’s tandem.]

The appeal of riding with Slug Velo is predictability. You can always count on the rides being fun, flat, and full of friendly attitudes. Sunday’s fifth annual Coffee Worship Ride was no different.

In fact, yesterday’s ride was not just predictable, it was eerily similar to last years. Check out the two photos below. The one of the left was taken on 2/5/06, the one on the right was taken 364 days later (yesterday).

Slug Velo ride - FebruarySlug Velo Coffee Worship ride

Seriously, this was not staged. It’s actually the same exact puddle, in the same place in the road, with people posed the same way, and with the same tree in the reflection…weird huh?!

OK, back to the ride.

Slug Velo Coffee Worship ride
[Happy Birthday Slug Velo
(and Beth)!]

It was perfect riding weather and a fitting day to toast Slug Velo’s fourth birthday.

Slug founder Beth Hamon also had a birthday last week and her friend and cycling buddy Mike Rasmussen brought her some specially roasted coffee beans to mark the occasion (can you tell if she likes them or not?).

Adding to the festivities were Louie and Becky Berry. They showed up with a pimped out Schwinn tandem that kept us grooving with its on-board radio.

As usual for Slug Velo rides, recumbents represented. One of them had a cool electric-assist unit on it. Turns out it’s from a local company called EcoSpeed that specializes in “hybrid pedal-electric recumbent bicycles.”

Our half-way point stop was Anna Bannana’s in St. Johns. Ms. Bannana’s was a great host (she’s standing next to Beth in the photo below) and she made sure we all got plenty of coffee and treats.

[Group shot in front of Anna Bannana’s in St. Johns.]

A nice big cookie kept Eleni going strong on her trail-a-bike. Last year she was in the trailer, and everyone was proud to see her graduate.

Here are some nice scenes we rolled by in the St. Johns neigborhood:

Slug Velo Coffee Worship rideSlug Velo Coffee Worship ride

Happy Birthday Slug Velo, and thank you Beth for leading rides we can always count on.

You can see more photos from this ride in my gallery, and don’t miss Beth’s report and photos.

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  • heather andrews February 5, 2007 at 8:06 am

    Don’t you mean the photo on the left was taken on February 5, 2006? If it was taken on May 5th, the number of days would be significantly less than 364.

    To balance out that snarky comment, I will say, go sluggies!

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  • beth February 5, 2007 at 8:15 am

    Jonathan — so nice to have you and Eleni along yesterday. Glad you could make it.
    Happy riding!

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  • sarah anderson (ms. Bannana) February 6, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    SLUG VELO!!! Thank you all for sharing your smiles and laughter with us! Sarah and Bryant Anderson- Owners, Anna Bannanas Cafe

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