by Franz Kelsch
With rain most every day the past week and the threat of rain today, there were fewer than usual riders who joined the morning rides that were part of the Ride Leader’s annual lunch. John lead the traditional Grizzly Bear ride with 6 riders. Donny lead a Billy Goat ride, also with 6 riders. Both rides went off with very little rain. Spencer took this photo of the Billy Goat riders as they were getting ready to head out.
Even though the rain kept many from riding, we had a large turn out for the lunch.
John Mazzella, our Ride Coordinator said, “Thanks to all you wonderful ride leaders who contributed to making today’s rides and party a rousing success. Special thanks to Merrily Evans and Mikes Bikes, Joe Farinha and Sun Bikes, Pat Grilione and Trek Bikes, JimJinks and Reed’s Bikes, Marcia Wire and Summit Bikes, and Bici Bikes for their solicitations and generous donations. The drawing for the free entry to our Sierra to the Sea tour was won by Richard Holtermann… Last but not least I want to say thanks once again George Kukar of House of Pizza for his generous donation of the room, soft drinks, and beer. ”
During the lunch the rain became much heavier so the traditional afternoon rides did not occur, except for those who had ridden to the lunch probably had no choice but to ride home in the rain.