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Greenbelt
04-20-2012, 08:44 AM
After a little too much cheer perhaps, it was decided at last night's potluck to do a shop ride to the National Arboretum Saturday, leaving Proteus bikes at 11am. Supposedly the azaleas and flowering trees are in bloom.

Route would be down the NE branch trail, through Colmar Manor, and down Bladensburg road: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1101435

This thread has all the directions: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?2038-Le-Tour-de-Greenbelt

As always, all are welcome to join us at any point along the way. Since we didn't get the word out early on this one (and since the weather could be rainy), it'll probably just be a handful of us. -Jeff

Greenbelt
04-21-2012, 09:47 PM
https://vimeo.com/40794522

Arlingtonrider
04-22-2012, 11:26 AM
Loved the musical background on this. ;)

PotomacCyclist
04-22-2012, 03:12 PM
Kind of like a Cajun klezmer band filtered through a smoky Parisian jazz club.

Greenbelt
04-22-2012, 05:32 PM
Yeah, I don't understand it. Now that I've figured out how to get music on the videos, several people seem to think I have questionable musical taste. For some reason.

https://vimeo.com/40789997

Arlingtonrider
04-22-2012, 07:09 PM
It was fun and unexpected and went great with the speed of the rider in the video. It looked like a pretty ride too. Nicely done!

(the Arboretum video, that is!)

Greenbelt
04-22-2012, 08:37 PM
It was fun and unexpected and went great with the speed of rider in the video. It looked like a pretty ride too. Nicely done!

Yep, nothing like live uptempo gypsy and classic two-chord garage grunge punk with full distortion, poor record quality, and multiple out of tune screamers to cover ride videos. I wish I had discovered the Internets a long time ago... :)

PotomacCyclist
04-22-2012, 09:46 PM
I arranged and played a quasi-klezmer song for a show back in school, complete with clarinet, violin and saxophone. (I played keyboards for the song as well.) Great stuff. I can get into most music if it presents interesting challenges to play and it doesn't involve too much distortion or drum machines. (Though I did play electric guitar in a high school rock band, and I used some electronic percussion in our school shows. Much better to have a real drummer.)

I haven't played either keyboards or guitar in many years. I keep saying "one of these days, I'll get back to it."