The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Homie


75 plus riders at the start ?
 Homie Fall Fest was just this past weekend. A lot of people in the twin cities know about this ride, but those not from the area must likely have never heard of it.
My kind of ride

familiar spot

Feats of strength
  Back in the late nineties, when the single speed movement was just getting off the ground some of the local "personalities" got this rally going.  Back then you didn't dare show up on a geared bike, and if you did, you must likely would have a broken derailer by the time the dust cleared from the derby circle.
Lots of fire-works this year

Derby

It was cold as hell under this bridge, the fire we made later was well deserved
  Fast forward about fifteen years and about a third of the bikes were geared, and no one was trying to destroy them. One thing that has not changed is all the swilling and safety meetings, people getting crazy on their bikes and a large fire at the end of the ride.
cooking some wet shoes and feet

  If you've never been, you've got to make it at least once before you die.
 

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