Thanks to Karen and Klayton for organizing, and for everyone who came out last night. We had a good time at my final Monday Social Ride and the picnic afterwards.
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.
Many of you know I’m moving out of our community on July 28.
Monday July 21 (coming up soon!), after the social ride, my friend Karen has generously arranged a picnic to send me off to Washington. Everyone is invited, new riders, old friends, friends who don’t ride, if you want to be there, just come. Karen asks “It would help if I could get an RSVP (to firstname.lastname@example.org) on the number of people in your party. If you don’t RSVP, please show up anyways as I will bring more than what seems appropriate.” If you are planning on bringing a potluck item (which is NOT required, especially not for those doing the ride), please mention that too.
The picnic will be in Steeplechase Park (click for map), and will start at about 7:30 pm. There are picnic tables near the playscape and dog run area where we will gather. Social Riders should arrive around 7:30 and certainly by 7:45.
If you want to join for the bike ride:
Departure time: Mondays, 6 pm from Technology Loop in TAMUs Research Park
Distance: ~20 usually, but the short route is ~15 if needed.
Meeting place: TAMUs Research Park, on Technology Loop, nearest shade
to the south bridge by the duck pond
Pace: Suitable for beginners, no-drop.
Required items: helmets, flat change kit, water
Strongly suggested: headlights, taillights, food, cell phone
Some notes: Beginners welcome, faster people will need to slow down to make the pace comfortable for everyone to ride and talk. No fancy bike is required.
For more photos from the social ride, visit .