It was a bit awkward at Gear this morning. 3 separate crews were meeting there at the same time, and at least one person from the art-bike-ride “becausefixie” started hanging out with us and I was like, “Um, I think you’re with those guys up the road.”
Anyway – it all got sorted and Jordan, Shirts, Scott, me and Jamie pushed off and we picked up Tom on the way.
Pretty straight-forward ride, but there was definitely a bit more niggle from a few jerks in cars.
“This guy with the camera again!”
So the ride was our usual Mt Cotton/Redland Bay loop. My Garmin missed about 15ks of the ride because I forgot to switch it back on a few times — and so while I was being all annoyed at myself Jordy came up with the title of this blog. This is him below with his matching boots/ (Icarus) frame:
This is Jamie who was struggling a bit seeing as this was his first big ride in forever. He made it to Birkdale — about 65kms in — and took the train home. But good on him for keeping it REAL.
This is Shirts’ trick. Cause he orders two long blacks, he puts the saucer over the second one to keep it warm while he drinks the first one. Genius! And Shirts ordered ANOTHER coffee after that one. I am thinking I know his secret now…
Home over the Story Bridge. That’s Shirts up in the distance.
One magpie attack, one flat (me) — which required two tubes cause I ripped the valve off the first one trying to get the pump off (idiot!). About 110ks for me. Good ride fellas.