I rode over to Free Flite Bikes in Sandy Springs last night only to find that I was the only one there. Solidarity lasted but few minutes when another “regular” arrived. And then the shop owner came out to ask us if we knew that the Wednesday night rides have been cancelled due to a shift in the leader’s schedule.
Obviously we didn’t know this.
At that point I had two viable options:
- Scurry over to Peachtree Bikes and join their ride for the first time.
- Ride alone.
You probably guessed that I chose the latter. Because I know the Chastain route, and because I know that the Peachtree Bikes ride is almost 30 miles long, and because I know that it is starting to get dark earlier, I made the decision to ride along.
I suppose there was a third option, ride with the other guy that showed up, but I know that we don’t ride the same speed so I didn’t even really consider this option.
I managed to get in a twenty-five mile ride, at a pace slower than Saturday’s. It felt good to get some exercise for the first time this week.
After driving home and unloading the car I pretty much passed out on my bed.
Double-Booked, But Will Make Both
This afternoon I will be stopping in at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall to attend Trees Atlanta‘s “Tailgate for Trees” party. The event is a fundraiser as they kickoff (get it?) another season of tree planting. Having never been to Ladybird before I am interested to see what the space is all about.
From Ladybird I will drive to Camelli’s to join ITP-Reader Stacy and Aron for Team Trivia.