Sunday, August 29, 2010

I rode with Lance (and 50,000 others)

Today was Madison's third Ride the Drive event.  Six miles (10 km.) of major downtown city streets were closed to all motorized vehicles from 10 to 4.  Lance Armstrong came to ride. I didn't actually see him, but we were out on the route at the same time.
A few places were so crowded riding was slow but it was great to be in such a huge group of cyclists. For fun, it sure beats being in a traffic jam of cars.
The police and volunteers did a fabulous job of keeping things running smoothly and most of the route was wide enough to ride at a good rate.
We stopped for lunch and got a nice 10% discount for showing our Bicycle Benefits helmet sticker. Ah, if only summer could last longer...

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