Thursday night we grilled up some burgers and hot dogs to show our appreciation to all those who have come out this season and help make our group rides the great time that they are.
Booked it to Cycle Works after work to help Rick setup and get things ready for the BBQ, it ended up being a beautiful day to be outside with friends, grilling meats and drinking beers.
Todd was the first to show up so we put him to work helping out, another reason to show up fashionably late to an event but the help was appreciated.
It wasn't long before Todd was not alone and our group ride crew stared pouring in and they looked hungry.
That meant it was time for Rick to work his grill magic.
The finished product was fantastic, if the bike shop thing doesn't work out for Rick, he might have a future in the food truck industry.
I mentioned to Jamie that there were a couple of pair of Bontrager RXL mountain bike shoes that might fit her that were an amazing 50% off and that she should check them out... and she come out with a bike.
Not just one bike either, she wasn't sold on the Fargo so tried her luck with the Ice Cream Truck... ended the night without any new shoes but got something that will be a lot more fun for her than boring ole shoes. Not sure who the sales person what that she talked to when she went in but I like their up sale moxy!
As Jamie rode around in circles, I saw her husband, Mark, and he had a look on his face that I am very familiar with but had never seen on another human being besides my fiance's... it's that look of reluctant acceptance that the bike rack just got a little more crowded and the bank account just got a little less crowded. Sorry Mark, there is no denying N + 1 once cycling gets in your blood.
Had a really good turn out for the BBQ, might just have to try to make these an end of the season regular occurrence.
Decided to sit down and share a coke with a bro and eat some frosted circus cookies... if you're going to bring circus cookies to a BBQ on a warm day, eat them early or else you end up with a big clump of cookies in the bag. On my OSHA mandated rest break I turned my camera over to MG's daughter, she was a lovely assistance and is a natural with the lens. Any time you can get people to drop their guard and act silly you're accomplishing something special, the pictures that follow are an example of her work... remember where you saw her photography first when she hits it big.