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Should we all go for a ride sometime?

That last post notwithstanding, my bicycling life is not entirely about commuting and shopping. Sometimes it’s about heading out into the countryside and getting dropped:

That guy up ahead receding into the distance is one of our frequent commenters here, “LVC.” He’s pulling away on that little rise on McKenzie View. I met LVC just a few weeks ago. This was our second ride together. By the way, LVC has a bike blog of his own (see his post about this ride).

It’s a strange thing: You people who comment here, I feel like I know you. A few of you I have met briefly. Others I’ve e-mailed with. Others I’ve discovered are friends of friends — which always happens in Eugene. You cross paths with someone and discover you know people in common.

So I started thinking about organizing a ride — so I can meet some of you and you can meet me and we can all meet each other and be reassured that we’re not just a bunch of bots.

I was thinking a fun, easy ride around the Riverbank Trail or something, ending up at Sam Bonds or the Ninkasi tasting room for a beer and a warm meal.

All kinds and styles of bikes would be welcome: Bakefeits, fixies, old cruisers, squeaky retro Schwinn 3-speeds, bikes with kids on them, and of course — I hope this goes without saying — bikes with milk crates.

On the other hand, maybe it should be a real, live Tour de Milk Crate — the only requirement being that you somehow transport a milk crate for the entire length of the ride. Who knows? This is only a little baby chick of an idea, hatched as I rode McKenzie View with LVC yesterday.

Anybody interested?


16 comments on “Should we all go for a ride sometime?

  1. Steve
    October 18, 2011

    Count me in if I’m in town!
    – pedalon

  2. PDXCyclistWK
    October 18, 2011

    Sounds worth the trip from that city up North that gets all the attention… :)

  3. TC
    October 18, 2011

    I”m down.

  4. Lvc
    October 18, 2011


  5. jonesey
    October 18, 2011


  6. KoriEugene Kuhn
    October 18, 2011

    long time reader, first time writer, would love to Ride, some time.
    Write and Ride On!

  7. Rob
    October 18, 2011

    Sounds good.

  8. Shane
    October 19, 2011

    Count me (or us) in!

  9. Mrs. Seager
    October 19, 2011

    Sounds like fun!

  10. Eugene Bicyclist
    October 19, 2011

    Well, that’s enough people for a ride right there. We’ll try to make this happen. When, I’m not sure yet. At this point, I’m thinking probably waiting out all the holidays and doing it sometime in the new year.

    • KoriEugene Kuhn
      January 5, 2012

      been searching for this thread for a spell. just wanted to see if this ride was still a possibility?love going out on solo rides, but there is a special place in m’heart for group rides. perhaps it stems from all the fun and trouble i recall while roaming the streets of Brainerd, MN on my trusty, hand-me-down frankenBMX bike, as a youthful lad. RIDE ON!

      • Eugene Bicyclist
        January 5, 2012

        Yes! thinking sometime later this month … January. Stay tuned. I’ll make a new post soon about it.

  11. heather
    October 19, 2011

    “Fun and easy”… “Bikes with kids on them”… Count us in!

  12. amckimmey
    October 21, 2011

    I would be interested, being new to Eugene we don’t know many people.

  13. Stacey M. Hollis
    October 27, 2011

    I’m totally in and I vote for before AND after the holidays, ha!

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