Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Riding solo
I ride my bike like I drove my car. Except I find driving a car rather boaring. So while I would never drive my car cross country, unless I absolutely had to, I've ridden from Mass to AZ and Maine to AZ. I'm planning on riding from AZ to ME in a few weeks and then before the snow flies in New England back to AZ.
While I was in ME last year I looked to meet fellow riders. I nooticed an ad for a local group ride to support some activety at a local high school. While I did meet a couple of friendly people I discovered that riding in a parade was rather boaring.
Course I stuck out like a sore thumb amoungst all of the HD local HD riders. One thing that convienced me I should at least try a group ride like that was that at the end of the ride there would be a BBQ. At the end of the ride I discovered that BBQ meant hot dogs and burgers?
Come to think of it another oddity is American Chop Suy in Maine: macaroni, hanburger, and a tomatoe type of sauce.
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