What this blog is about

Bicycle commuting, bicycle touring, bicycle racing; bicycle ADVENTURING.
To the grocery store, up a mountain, across the country or to the finish line--
it's all an adventure.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday "Hailstoner" Ride

Possibly the oldest ride in town is the 'Saturday Rose Garden' or 'Hailstoner' Ride. The names are  coined by the meeting location and one fateful ride in a hail storm that continues to define the group. The ride meets at 7:30, 8 or 8:30 in the morning, depending on the time of year and always ends, without fail, at the local Merchants Delicatessen. While the ride can be unpredictable-- the pace usually dictated by who shows up that day-- you can usually count on several grouping-up points to bring everyone back together. I usually opt for a late morning or mid-day ride when Walla Walla is cold, but when the temperatures aren't offensive at 8:00am, I try to show up. The company is good, and so are the muffins.

A few moments from the ride:

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