Monday, June 08, 2009

Ipswich-Stone Soup

Ride report from Donna: We had a nice (and speedy) ride to Ipswich and Stone Soup at it's new location. New rider Bryan joined us for a second time, making him an official Cyclopath. (His bike was named Zorro -- He is a Spanish teacher.) 6:30 am start time. Who was there--Lynda, Bryan, Donna, Gail, Drew, Lisa!, Michael K., Ed, Margie, Joan & Paul Paul G. and Ducky (joining us along the way).

We were posing for a group pic at the dry cleaner when all of a sudden a car stopped to offer assistance and take our picture! We thanked him and then he took his hat off to reveal a "tiger" colored haircut. Only on a Saturday morning Cyclopath ride can such an event occur. It was just like a Seinfeld episode with a cast of characters. We made our way along the backroads up to the new Stone Soup. Enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Pedaled back in multiple groups. Most of us took Mill Road. Guertin was heard offering, as he pedaled by a yard sale,"I'll buy the yard if you get rid of all the junk!"

It was a nice 31 miles. The sun came out after we completed our ride. At least it was dry enough to ride. (Pic posted soon.)

2 comments:

Tam said...

Thanks for the recap Donna -- and Pics from Lynda. (I'll post them shortly). Running short on time lately -- I have over-committed myself once again.

The encaustic conference was GREAT! (Robin Samiljian was registered -- she's ridden with the Cyclopaths in the past -- but I didn't see her ANY WHERE.) I wanted to skip the morning panel and ride with everyone, but was out late on Friday night at the keynote speech and was TOTALLY BEAT Saturday morning. I tried to get up at 5:30 but then wondered how I was going to make it through the rest of the day by adding a 30 mile ride into the mix. Three days of non-stop action, amazing artists, a flood of new ideas... Today I am a zombie.

Spring Arts Festival is on Sunday -- Thank you to all of the Cyclopaths who are helping me out! I'm starting to have little panic moments trying to pull everything together.

I WILL BE RIDING ON SATURDAY. CROSS MY HEART. Miss you all!!

Lisa said...

It will be great to see you Tammy!!