Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sea Glass Ride 2013

Sea Glass riders at the start, minus two.
Sea Glass Ride 2013 riders, from left to right; Arlene Agree, Jeff Brand, Tom Mauceri, Joan Price, Paul Price, Tam Cronin, Drew Nelson, Ethan Forman, Anne Cotellessa, and Lynda Beaulieu-Fresolo (our motorcycle escort). Donna Cohen and Susan Jacobs were (kinda-sorta) late for the on-time, no-grace period start, and missed the group pic.

This year's ride was a small gathering -- honoring the memory of our friend Sue de Vries, whose favorite ride was up the coast to Gloucester. We ended up splitting into several groups after crossing the Beverly-Salem Bridge -- with Donna and the Prices riding to Beverly Farms, (Paul in his street shoes); Anne, Drew and Tam as far as Manchester Center; Tom and Jeff flying up to Gloucester; with Ethan, Arlene and Susan following behind. (Lynda surprised us all by arriving on her motorcycle (!), and escorted us through a few crossings.) We had overcast skies with a few peeks of sun, but the rain held off and we had a nice ride, with many laughs and stories along the way.

Following the ride, Mike C. and Tam hosted a post ride brunch with all of the Cyclopaths -- including our Cyclopath founders, (Bill & Barbara, Sheldon & Fran, Av & Laurie) -- many we haven't seen in a while, (Mojito Dave, Mike Kelleher, Little Dave and Lynda) -- and Ducky, looking terrific after her recent fall. It was nice to catch up with each other and share more fun memories. It was a great day of friendship, love and laughter.

Susan, Arlene and Ethan, back from Gloucester

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