Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Rain in June falls mostly on Vancouver

This is a wet city. There's no denying it. Even in june the heavens show a remarkable propensity to open up and let fly with that pattented vancouver brand of liquid sunshine (or in our case - moonshine). Did that stop a brave band of hardcore midnight lunatics from hitting the streets? hell no! (though, it did interfere with the taking of many photos - h20 + electronics = bad news). 12 soggy travellers were either crazy or stupid enough to meet up at grandview park, and rowdy enough to ride all the way to jericho beach, before stopping once more at the 'naam for delicious 2 AM eats. This week, I promise it won't rain. You can hold me to it. really. Until then, here are the phew pieces of photographic evidence that yes, we did indeed go swimming last ride.

These two guys rode all the way in from Lougheed in burnaby. They left us at the 'naam at about 2 AM to go ride home. They are crazier than even us.

Ifny showed us up on her mini bike. Rad pants too.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Fountain City Explorers

Well, we started off this week's ride with the idea to maybe ride all the bridges in and out of downtown - but in the end we just went exploring. 33 riders this week came out and braved some light rain here and there - meaning that the rides are now averaging at 60+ wheels.
Meeting up:

Fountain near the QE:

Chillin at the 2nd fountain of the night - richards street where it meets yaletown. We got the hairy eyeball from the security guard, but I think he was confused enough by all the bikes to leave us alone..


Chillin on Grandville Island:

Then on to kits beach - The watermark restaurant might be an expensive and ugly appropriation of our public beach - but by night we had it to ourselves, and the fountain sure looked purdy. (it also provided handy cover from the rain that started up just about then):

Then, finally, out of the rain and on to the Naam for tasty 24 hour eats (apprarently Benny's bagels is no longer 24 hours? This was an unpleasant discovery)

Join us for a ride this june - it's bike month afterall! Rides this month take place on thursday, june 8th and thursday, june 22nd.
Meet us at Grandview Park (commercial drive at charles st.) at 11:45, ride at midnight!