While I took last weekend off from training, the previous weekend on April 27th I continued training for Bike MS: Ride the Rim by riding 50 miles in the Red Poppy Ride in Georgetown. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to the MS Society in support of my participation.
It was my first ride on my brand new bike, a custom built titanium road bike. The frame was built by Independent Fabrication and the bike and components were assembled by Bicycle Sport Shop. It is an amazing ride and I can’t wait to ride it again this weekend.
Unfortunately, none of the mounts that I’ve been trying out with my GoPro Hero have worked out so far, so I have only a few pictures from the ride.
Here she is, my new bike right after picking her up. The colors go from “Tahitian pearl” in the front to a dark gray metallic in the back. The seat and chain stays are raw titanium. The hubs and rings on the head tube are mango, giving it an interesting color contrast.
Awesome head badge
The start of the Red Poppy Ride. It started as a gray day.
The rest stops were full of awesome volunteers. At one stop, the volunteers all had hats with red poppies on them. Sadly, I did not stop and get their picture 😦 Although the woman on the left in this picture seems to have red poppies on her shirt!
A kind volunteer held my bike while I was stopped at the rest stop.
The only red poppies I saw on this ride were way up by someone’s house, so here are some others to look at:
Because I didn’t find any red poppies myself, here’s a pretty picture from flickr of some red poppies in Georgetown