Yesterday I attended what was a very cool ride that showed just how awesome our community of knobby tired freaks can be. This was by far the largest group ride I had every been on.
Here are some of my pictures from the ride along with a few words. To get a bunch of words, read about The Ride from the perspective of all that were there as well as the BBQ afterwards that I could not stick around for.
The reason I could not stick around was I had to do some cool “Hockey Dad” stuff. My oldest boy has been really doing well with the Hockey as of late. He was asked to practice (In preparation for tryouts after the first of the year) with one of the really good tournment teams here in San Diego. The level of play was a big step up for Will. He looked a little overwhelmed for the first five minutes or so but settled down before realizing he had to dig deep to keep up with the pace. It was the classic Big Fish in a little pond, does not look so big in a bigger pond thing. Between the ride and watching my kid, I was proud to be a Mountain Bikers as well as Dad today.