Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Second Ride

8/14/07: Marco, Raul, Adam, Leah, Sheila. Rode to 15th and Platte on the Cherry Creek trail in the pouring rain. Thunder and lightnning surrounded us. We ate dinner and drank three bottles of wine at Pasto's Pizza. Sheila wanted a ball of dough to play with and toss.

We toasted 25 times. A 25-toast evening signifies that a rare, boisterous, and uniquely wonderful adventure is under way.

We decided to set a goal of riding a distance equivalent to riding to Tierra del Fuego. Quorum is three riders. Run miles count double, swim miles count triple. Naked miles count double (Marco thinks they should count at least triple. If arrest takes place, they count quadruple). Our motto, for now, is "always take the cot (Raul's cot)." We made a handshake--eye contactmust be maintained throughout the shake, and a hug must be given at the end.

We bought a bottle of Patron at a liquor store at Umatilla and 32nd, and took tequila toasts at Cuernavaca Park and then at the beach in front of REI. Enacted theatre of Liberation/Opression by the river at confluence park.

Estimated 5 miles each: 30 miles

When will the flying illegals ride again?

The first ride

Early June: Rode to Cherry Creek Rez, dinner at Dave and Buster's, and took the light rail home. We sang Johnny Cash while waiting for the train.
Leah, Adam, Marco, Raul = 18 mi * 4 = 76 miles