In the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model T. Suddenly there were automobiles all over the place, and by the end of the 1920s, cars (or, more accurately, their drivers) had killed more than 200,000 people.
Event Details: Meet at the Blue Baker on Dominik between 7 and 7:15 am on Friday mornings. We are usually out of there by 9 am, but occasionally lethargy overtakes someone and they stay longer. Many folks leave to be at work at 8 or 8:30 am. No judgment issued if you don’t take your bike up to the event, but extra kudos if you do. The topic for discussion is often bicycling issues and advocacy in the Bryan/College Station area.
What have we got here? A bunch of photos. You can decide what’s the best of. This is everything I’ve got. Once again, if anyone wants to help me with names email jmlinhart ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com.
I think this first one is, indeed, one of our best.
I love Xtra-cycles!
Another great one. Rob brings out the bicycle-car.
Some times we have more people, sometimes fewer.
But even days with a small turnout sometimes lead to fun moments.
Just a reminder that we have a Social Ride and a Picnic tonight! Come out and join us.
Clearly, I could use some help identifying people in the photos below. If you have help or a correction for me, please email jmlinhart ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com!
My last social ride is tonight. This is my 13th year doing the social ride. I don’t have much besides memories from those early days; the first years were before I owned a digital camera, and then for years, before there were so many easy ways to post photos for everyone.
The past two or so years we’ve been taking a lot of photos on the social ride and posting them on Facebook trying to draw people to the organization. One of our most discussed photos is this infamous one:
Nicole might never forgive me for not catching the backward d before we took that …
We’ve taken a lot of photos.
We got tired of trying to come up with a word of the appropriate length for the number of riders and moved on to other antics.
Sometimes we ran out of energy to come up with a good photo idea, and we took some straightforward shots.
The best photos were the goofiest ones.
This is what we’ve been doing recently.
… and with that I leave you. You might get one more photo from tonight, my last Monday Social Ride. I think I also have a set of miscellaneous and hilariously goofy photos from Bicycle Friendly Friday and a few other events that should probably go up for posterity. Thanks for reading, thanks for riding with me, thanks for all the bicycling memories.