Monday, May 4, 2009

Appalachian Spring Spectacular

If a picture paints a thousand words, then how many words is a movie worth? For all of you who, like Charlie and Kean, were gayly in bed instead of joyously suffering in the deluge, get ready to live vicariously.

In the final analysis, the rain limited the field to 15 riders. That was about 80+ less than last year. Those unable to embrace the absurdity of it all and rejoice in misery, turned back one by one. Speaking for the 60 mile group, there were five when all was said and done. Three fifths of those hardiest of souls were Grimpeurs! Take what you will from that. We sure had a gay old time. Thanks to those who organized this years event and especially those who waited in the rain at the feed station despite our diminished numbers.Also, thanks should go to Mother Nature from the needy in Morgantown. Her soggy efforts resulted in a sizable food donation from the Morgantown Bicycle Club. Not even The Grimpeurs could clean out a post ride buffet set for 100 people.