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Dickie
01-22-2013, 08:42 AM
A good friend of mine who manages a bicycle shop in Connecticut has informed me of his participation in an event tentatively scheduled for mid March. 26 cyclists will ride from Sandy Hook School to the Capitol in support of common sense gun safety legislation.

The 26 rider team consists of professional and top amateur and masters cyclists from the Northeast and includes a former NCAA champion, Junior World Championships National Team member, US National Team member, Canadian National Team member, Masters National Champion, and State and Regional Champions. Three members of the Team are from Newtown, including Monte Frank, Bill Muzzio and Chris Peck. Two of our riders have children who went to the Sandy Hook School. The team includes parents, teachers, and a Vietnam Veteran. We all care deeply about our children and seek reasonable gun control legislation.

He has asked me to spread the word within our community in the hope that the event will become more visible and their efforts supported. Please “Like” the Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/SandyHookRideOnWashington/info.

As of this time the route is yet to be published, but the plan is for the riders to
rendezvous at elementary schools along the way and allow local riders to join in (with the caveat: support vehicles will only be available for the 26 official riders). Transportation to and from the rendezvous points will also be the sole responsibility of any additional rider.

I was thinking this would be a great opportunity for our cycling community to meet the riders as they enter DC and escort them to the Capitol. Does anyone have any suggestions or would be interested in helping out? I have asked the organizers what they best need from us here in DC and I am awaiting a response. In the meantime I noticed that the riders are taping their top tubes with Sandy Hook’s school colors, I ask any of you that feel passionate about this cause to do the same.

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More details to follow. Stay tuned.

- Dickie

jabberwocky
01-22-2013, 08:59 AM
Can I ride in support of not passing retarded, ineffective gun legislation? :rolleyes:

dasgeh
01-22-2013, 09:40 AM
Would they be interested in having Kidical Mass join them for the last stretch? If so, we could reach out to Megan...

Dickie
01-22-2013, 09:56 AM
Would they be interested in having Kidical Mass join them for the last stretch? If so, we could reach out to Megan...

I think that is a fantastic idea. I will certainly pass along all the suggestions to the organizers and hopefully get some responses from them soon. In the mean time would you mind sharing the info with Megan so she can see the facebook page for herself?

Greenbelt
01-22-2013, 10:59 AM
Last year, the Tim Johnson Ride on Washington came from Boston to DC for the annual bike advocacy summit that is hosted I think by Bikes Belong.

Pete (Dirt) from the forum did the full ride, and might have a ton of good logistical information on routes, stopovers etc.

For TJROW, they published a meetup time in Baltimore for local riders who wanted to do the last 45 or so mile leg to DC. We also did a local meetup in College Park for riders to join the group for the last 15 miles, and they published a timetable so people could meet up along the way.

By the time the group got the Capitol Hill, there were maybe 100 riders -- it was really cool to have people join in along the way, and it got lots of nice press coverage. They took a route like this from College Park for the final join-in section: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2086455

(PS -- I also have some tips on good routes from Baltimore to DC that don't involve portaging over train tracks or attempting to enter the I95 ramps!)

-Jeff

Bilsko
01-22-2013, 11:49 AM
(PS -- I also have some tips on good routes from Baltimore to DC that don't involve portaging over train tracks or attempting to enter the I95 ramps!)

-Jeff

Ditto on Baltimore to DC routes - I rode it with the 2008 Climate Ride (NYC-->DC) and the last day was Baltimore to DC, via Silver Spring. There are a few tweaks that could be made once you get close to Silver Spring, but otherwise I recall it being a pretty good route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/4037888

Greenbelt
01-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Awesome route to Bmore: http://goo.gl/maps/oU6m9

bikenurse
01-22-2013, 08:46 PM
I contacted them today via FB to see if Proteus can help out. They are selling SHROW top tube stickers for $5 as a fundraiser. I'm ordering 20 to start and should have them for sale at the shop by next week. Let me know if anyone wants one! -- Laurie

Dickie
01-22-2013, 09:50 PM
I contacted them today via FB to see if Proteus can help out. They are selling SHROW top tube stickers for $5 as a fundraiser. I'm ordering 20 to start and should have them for sale at the shop by next week. Let me know if anyone wants one! -- Laurie

You are the best Laurie, thank you so much for taking an interest and being so pro-active. The stickers I believe were actually an idea from my friend the bike shop manager, perhaps I should put you both in contact. Regardless, much appreciated and I will post a message on my FB page about where to get stickers. Cheers - Dickie

baiskeli
01-23-2013, 07:52 AM
Can I ride in support of not passing retarded, ineffective gun legislation? :rolleyes:

(Can we all not use the word "retarded" while we're at it? Thanks.)

jabberwocky
01-23-2013, 08:07 AM
(Can we all not use the word "retarded" while we're at it? Thanks.)Would you prefer "idiotic"?

baiskeli
01-23-2013, 08:27 AM
Would you prefer "idiotic"?

That's fine, thanks.

Someday, retarded will be like idiot too. It's too close to home now. I appreciate it.

dasgeh
01-23-2013, 02:04 PM
I think that is a fantastic idea. I will certainly pass along all the suggestions to the organizers and hopefully get some responses from them soon. In the mean time would you mind sharing the info with Megan so she can see the facebook page for herself?

Good call. Done.

Rod Smith
01-23-2013, 07:03 PM
Can I ride in support of not passing... ineffective gun legislation? :rolleyes:

Yes, you can!

bikenurse
01-26-2013, 12:04 PM
Proteus will have the SHROW stickers for sale next week ($5). I'll let you know when we get them. Here's a preview:
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Dickie
01-30-2013, 07:11 AM
Good call. Done.

Hey dasgeh, I just got an email from one of the organizers wanting me to put together a list of people here they could reach out to personally. Would you mind PMing me Megan's contact info so I can pass it along?

bikenurse
01-31-2013, 09:16 PM
Top tube stickers are $5. Stop by the shop to pick one up, or I can send some to DC with Jeff (Greenbelt). -- Laurie

bikenurse
02-20-2013, 06:44 AM
The SHROW riders need to arrive at the Capitol by 1 PM on Tuesday March 12. We're waiting on final logistics, but we are planning to leave from Proteus no later than 11 am. They want LOTS of riders to join them, so this would be a great day for a work "sick day." We'd like riders to start gathering at Proteus around 10 am. We'll have food (Greenbelt/Jeff is making his famous chocolate chip oatmeal cookies :)) I'll have Greenbelt post a route so folks can meet us on the way if they can't make the start time. Please join us and help these fine folks out with their cause to promote common sense gun legislation! Spread the word! Thanks -- Laurie

DaveK
02-20-2013, 09:06 AM
I'm already taking off the end of that week and part of the next week for a vacation but I'm going to try to make it up there. Great cause and it needs a big turnout.

consularrider
02-20-2013, 10:56 AM
Is anyone planning to ride over from Arlington to be there by 10 am for the ride?

Bilsko
02-20-2013, 11:25 AM
The SHROW riders need to arrive at the Capitol by 1 PM on Tuesday March 12. We're waiting on final logistics, but we are planning to leave from Proteus no later than 11 am.

Final logistics includes setting the route from the shop down to the Capitol? I'd like to join, but getting all the way up to the shop by 10/11 may be tough so if I can link up with the group as it rides in that would be great.

bikenurse
02-20-2013, 02:37 PM
Final logistics includes setting the route from the shop down to the Capitol? I'd like to join, but getting all the way up to the shop by 10/11 may be tough so if I can link up with the group as it rides in that would be great.
Yep - we'll get the route posted soon - I know we're on the other side of town from many riders, so we're hoping lots of folks join us on the way in.

Greenbelt
02-20-2013, 03:36 PM
Seems like just hopping on the Green line out to Greenbelt station with your bike and riding the last half mile or so up to the start would be a possibility? I know lots of people did that for TJROW last March.

https://vimeo.com/21279584

Greenbelt
02-23-2013, 09:54 AM
I spoke with the Sandy Hook group on Thursday, and they're settling in on a schedule for the March 12 leg to DC.

Here is a page where I'm trying to consolidate the info: http://www.proteusbicycles.com/?p=905

They could use a Baltimore to College Park guide, which might be me, although I'm open to other volunteers willing to get up really early for a ride to Bmore!

And here is what I have so far:

Sandy Hook Ride on Washington, Tentative Schedule and Local Rider Meetup/Join-In.

The SHROW will be arriving in DC on March 12. Twenty-six cyclists will ride from Sandy Hook School to the Capitol in support of common sense gun safety legislation. Proteus will be setting up a pitstop at 10am-11am for the riders. We will then join them for their last leg to downtown DC and the U.S. Capitol. Check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SandyHookRideOnWashington?ref=ts&fref=ts

The last leg to DC ride will take a moderate pace and there will be experienced riders to help guide first timers in the group. The course is mostly on paved trails, quiet residential streets, and bike lanes. Riders are welcome to join the ride along the way. Metro stops are alongside the route in several locations and Capital Bikeshare stands are can be found near the Brookland/CUA Metro station, along R Street NW, and along 15th Street NW. (Note, full-size bikes are not allowed on Metro trains during rush hour, 7-10am and 4-7pm on weekdays.)

For riders heading back to College Park, the group from Proteus will return at about 1:30pm or 2pm and arrive at the shop around 3pm. The total round-trip ride distance from College Park is about 30 miles.

The tentative full itinerary for the day is as follows:

7:30 Depart Baltimore
10am-10:30am - Arrive at Proteus Bicycles in College Park, MD (15 miles from finish)
11:00 - Leave Proteus Bicycles.
12:00 - Arrive at CaBi station at 12th and Newton St
12:15 - Florida and R streets, NW
12:20 - 15th and P streets, NW
12:30 - White House (Lafayette Park)
12:40 - 14th and D streets NW (Penn. Ave median cycletrack)
12:45-ish -- (possible diversion to take pictures at the Washington Monument etc. if the schedule is running on time)
1PM - Arrive at finish location -- U.S. Capitol -- exact location TBA but probably the West Front
1:30PM - Finish ceremony concludes

1:30 or 2PM - College Park group heads back to Proteus bike shop
3PM-3:30PM - Arrive at Proteus

The approximate route map for the ride from Baltimore (?) is available at:http://ridewithgps.com/routes/966811
The route from Proteus bike shop to Washington DC is available at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2086455
The route from Greenbelt Metro to Proteus bikes is illustrated here: http://vimeo.com/21279584

Proteus is also selling top-tube stickers at $5 to help support the riders.

Dickie
02-25-2013, 07:59 AM
I'd like to join, but getting all the way up to the shop by 10/11 may be tough so if I can link up with the group as it rides in that would be great.

I will be getting up there somehow, possibly throwing the bike on my truck rack and getting dropped off......if you need a lift so you can do the whole ride let me know. I am working on the details.

Dickie
02-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Is anyone planning to ride over from Arlington to be there by 10 am for the ride?

I will not have time to ride there and back so I am planing on throwing the bike on my truck rack and getting my wife to drop me off at Proteus, if you want a lift instead of riding let me know, I am going to work on the details soon.

Dickie
02-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Sorry all for being MIA especially as I started this thread and have connections with the organizers. A family emergency has kept me out of the country until now. Many thanks to the folks (and spouses) at Proteus for taking control of the situation.... you all rock! I am certainly planning on being at Proteus on the 12th and riding with the group. I also plan on driving my truck to Proteus from Rosslyn or Fairfax and I can fit 4 -5 bikes on the rack and can squeeze 4 riders plus me in, so if anyone needs a lift due to time restraints let me know. Also...if the folks at Proteus need any assistance please let me know.. I am available.

Greenbelt
02-26-2013, 10:31 AM
Somebody from Newtown sent this yesterday:

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2463&d=1361896257

Greenbelt
02-27-2013, 08:27 PM
I spoke with the SHROW people tonight -- we're going to push up the departure from Proteus to 11am -- I'm editing the schedule above. -Jeff

Meganomics
02-28-2013, 11:34 AM
Hi, everyone--

this is Megan Odett, Kidical Mass DC's organizer. I apologize for the long-overdue response to this post, which a member of this forum [edited for member's privacy] forwarded to me last month.

As luck would have it, I happened to run into Monte Frank, one of the ride organizers, yesterday in the offices of Senator Susan Collins of Maine--he was there to invite the Senator to join the ride, I was there to advocate on behalf of some issues for my day job. Given the unpredictable state of my health (I'm currently pregnant with Future Cyclist #2), I'm reluctant to commit to joining the ride personally, as I've had to cut my bicycling to one or two very short rides a week.

However, I would be delighted to promote the ride and invite other DC-area parents to join. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

My sense is that most DC parents would prefer to join the ride at 12th & Monroe or points south. Is the information posted by Jeff above the most current ride schedule? I can send it out to the Kidical Mass DC e-mail list, put it up on the Kidical Mass DC website, and also post it to the Brookland and Bloomingdale parents' listservs.

You can e-mail me with logistics, etc. at KidicalMassDC at the "G" to the "mail" dot com.

Thanks,

Megan Odett

Dickie
02-28-2013, 01:03 PM
Hey Folks.

I just spoke to the organizers of the SHROW and the one problem they are having is finding/organizing parking for the three support vehicles near the capital building. They will need to park 3 vans so underground parking might be a problem. I never drive near the capital building or work in the city... anyone have some suggestions I can pass along... or even better a hook-up?

baiskeli
02-28-2013, 02:38 PM
Hey Folks.

I just spoke to the organizers of the SHROW and the one problem they are having is finding/organizing parking for the three support vehicles near the capital building. They will need to park 3 vans so underground parking might be a problem. I never drive near the capital building or work in the city... anyone have some suggestions I can pass along... or even better a hook-up?

Union Station's parking garage would work. Above ground parking, no time limit. Getting a van in there should be no problem, since it's used as a bus depot. Almost next door to the Capitol building.

http://www.unionstationdc.com/parking
http://usrcdc.com/garage.php

Dickie
02-28-2013, 02:45 PM
Union Station's parking garage would work. Above ground parking, no time limit. Getting a van in there should be no problem, since it's used as a bus depot. Almost next door to the Capitol building.

http://www.unionstationdc.com/parking
http://usrcdc.com/garage.php

Thanks baisekli, much appreciated. I will pass along the info to the SHROW folks.

baiskeli
02-28-2013, 02:49 PM
Thanks baisekli, much appreciated. I will pass along the info to the SHROW folks.

If they want to know exactly where it is, tell them to watch "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," specifically, the scene where Mr. Smith goes to Washington (by train).

Greenbelt
02-28-2013, 03:42 PM
Hi, everyone--

this is Megan Odett, Kidical Mass DC's organizer. I apologize for the long-overdue response to this post, which a member of this forum [edited for member's privacy] forwarded to me last month.

As luck would have it, I happened to run into Monte Frank, one of the ride organizers, yesterday in the offices of Senator Susan Collins of Maine--he was there to invite the Senator to join the ride, I was there to advocate on behalf of some issues for my day job. Given the unpredictable state of my health (I'm currently pregnant with Future Cyclist #2), I'm reluctant to commit to joining the ride personally, as I've had to cut my bicycling to one or two very short rides a week.

However, I would be delighted to promote the ride and invite other DC-area parents to join. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

My sense is that most DC parents would prefer to join the ride at 12th & Monroe or points south. Is the information posted by Jeff above the most current ride schedule? I can send it out to the Kidical Mass DC e-mail list, put it up on the Kidical Mass DC website, and also post it to the Brookland and Bloomingdale parents' listservs.

You can e-mail me with logistics, etc. at KidicalMassDC at the "G" to the "mail" dot com.

Thanks,

Megan Odett

Hi Megan -- I think this is the latest schedule, as modified in the post above, so with luck we'd hit the Monroe Street bridge/Met Branch area around noon.

11:00 - Leave Proteus Bicycles.
12:00 - Arrive at CaBi station at 12th and Newton St
12:15 - Florida and R streets, NW
12:20 - 15th and P streets, NW
12:30 - White House (Lafayette Park)
12:40 - 14th and D streets NW (Penn. Ave median cycletrack)
12:45-ish -- (possible diversion to take pictures at the Washington Monument etc. if the schedule is running on time)
1PM - Arrive at finish location -- U.S. Capitol -- exact location TBA but probably the West Front

rcannon100
03-01-2013, 09:07 AM
Hey Folks.

I just spoke to the organizers of the SHROW and the one problem they are having is finding/organizing parking for the three support vehicles near the capital building. They will need to park 3 vans so underground parking might be a problem. I never drive near the capital building or work in the city... anyone have some suggestions I can pass along... or even better a hook-up?

How close do the vehicles need to be? You might ask the Capital Hill Bike Shops.

Union Station. Plenty of clearance - but the exit of Union Station is a tough one. I bottom out with my mini van. The buses from the bus depot go out a different exit than the paid public parking.

Other options: NATs Stadium, altho a lot of their lot parking is used for daytime parking - I think there are some parking lots unused during the day.

RFK stadium. Not sure what the situation is there now, but that is where tour buses used to park.

Hains Point.

SW Washington DC along the water front.

They could even prob park at one of our houses ---- could park at my house in N Arlington

dasgeh
03-01-2013, 10:13 AM
Have they contacted their Congressional representation re: parking?

Greenbelt
03-07-2013, 09:17 PM
For anyone interested in a truly idiotic ride (BAFS final showdown points?), Ben and I are riding up to Baltimore on Tuesday morning to meetup with SHROW.

We leave Greenbelt Elementary school at 5am, get to Bmore at 7:30am, turn around and ride back the Proteus (10:30) and head to DC (11:00). PM me if interested. We'll be taking a medium/brisk pace, rain or shine, will need good see/be seen lights (will be daylight savings and dark until 7am), provisions etc. -Jeff

Dickie
03-08-2013, 06:58 AM
For anyone interested in a truly idiotic ride (BAFS final showdown points?), Ben and I are riding up to Baltimore on Tuesday morning to meetup with SHROW.

We leave Greenbelt Elementary school at 5am, get to Bmore at 7:30am, turn around and ride back the Proteus (10:30) and head to DC (11:00). PM me if interested. We'll be taking a medium/brisk pace, rain or shine, will need good see/be seen lights (will be daylight savings and dark until 7am), provisions etc. -Jeff

Yep, you two are officially nuts... wish I could join you, but I will have to settle for seeing you at Proteus.... best of luck!

Greenbelt
03-08-2013, 12:11 PM
Times unchanged, but here is an updated info sheet for the final leg of the ride from College Park to DC. -Jeff

Sandy Hook Ride on Washington -- Meetup for Final Leg to DC

On Tuesday, March 12th, Team 26, a group of 26 cyclists representing each victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, will stop in College Park on their way from Newtown, CT to Washington DC to press Congress for common sense gun safety laws to reduce gun violence. Information about the Sandy Hook Ride on Washington is available on its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sandyhookrideonwashington.

Local riders are invited to meet Team 26 for a pitstop at Proteus Bicycles in College Park, and then join them on a group ride to Washington DC. The shop will host a reception for local riders starting at 10am. Team 26 is expected to arrive at about 10:30am, and we will set off for DC as a group at 11:00am.
The ride to DC will highlight local bike trails, including the Anacostia Tributary trails in Maryland, the Metropolitan Branch trail in DC, the 15th Street Bikeway, and the Pennsylvania Ave. median bike lanes. We will pass by the White House and arrive at the U.S. Capitol grounds at approximately 1pm. There will be a reception near Capitol from 1pm to 1:30pm.

The College Park to DC ride will take a moderate pace and there will be experienced riders to help guide first timers along the route. The course is mostly on paved trails, quiet residential streets, and bike lanes. Riders are welcome to join the ride along the way. Metro stops are alongside the route in several locations and Capital Bikeshare stands can be found near the Brookland/CUA Metro station, along R Street NW, and along 15th Street NW. (Note, full-size bikes are not allowed on Metro trains during rush hour, 7-10am and 4-7pm on weekdays.)

Please keep in mind that this is not a supported bike ride, so be prepared for changing weather and have a Metro farecard or other plan in case you have a mechanical problem, need to bail out etc. There may be police escort for parts of the ride, but unless directed by the police, please obey all traffic signals and take personal responsibility for your safety at all times.

For riders heading back to College Park, the group from Proteus will return at about 1:30pm or 2pm and arrive at the shop around 3pm. The total round-trip ride distance from College Park is about 30 miles.

The full itinerary for the day is as follows:

10:30-11am – Team 26 arrives at Proteus Bicycles in College Park, MD (15 miles from finish)
11:00 – Leave Proteus Bicycles.
11:30 -- Pass Shortcake Bakery in Hyattsville MD (good meetup place!)
12:00 – Arrive at CaBi station at 12th Street NE at Newton St
12:15 – Florida and R streets, NW
12:20 – 15th and P streets, NW
12:30 – White House (Lafayette Park)
12:40 – 15th Street and Penn Ave. NW (Penn. Ave median cycletrack)
12:45 — possible diversion to take pictures at the Washington monument etc. if we’re running on time
1PM – Arrive at finish location at U.S. Capitol (exact location TBD — probably on the West Front)
1:30 or 2PM - College Park group heads back to Proteus bike shop
3PM-3:30PM - Arrive at Proteus

The approximate route from Proteus bike shop to Washington DC is available at: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2086455

The route from Greenbelt Metro to Proteus bikes is illustrated here: http://vimeo.com/21279584

Press covering the ride may borrow bikes at Proteus for the day (subject to availability).

Proteus Bicycles is located at 9217 Baltimore Blvd. College Park, MD 20740. Nearest Metro stops: Greenbelt (via the pedestrian tunnel to the College Park side); College Park (via the College Park trolley trail or the Paint Branch trail). 301.441.2928

Bike directions to Proteus from DC (basically a reverse of the above route to DC):

Met Branch trail north from downtown
North (straight/right) on 8th Street NE
Right at Monroe Street and over the bridge (bike lane)
Left at 12th Street (by the hardware store, sharrows)
Right at Newton Street (bike route)
Left at 20th Street
Right at Varnum Street and straight across Eastern Ave (some construction at the intersection)
Right at 34th Street for one block
Left at Windom Road
Left at 38th Street and over the bridge
Right at NW Branch trail (red lane stripe)
Straight on NW Branch trail to cross Route 1; sidepath continues on the far side
Right down the ramp to the NE Branch trail just before Alt Route 1
Left on the NE Branch trail and under the bridge (yellow lane stripe)
Left on to the Paint Branch trail (blue lane paint), just past the wood bridge and College Park airport
Stay left around Lake Artemesia to stay on the Paint Branch trail
After the CSX underpass, the trail bears right, then turns left
Right on the College Park trolley trail and straight (yellow lane stripe, I think)
Straight on Rhode Island Ave (bike lanes)
Left on to outer road alongside RI Ave
Left on Erie Street
Proteus bike shop is on Route 1 at Erie Street

Greenbelt
03-11-2013, 12:24 PM
to bike shops or clubs. Hopefully there'll be quite a few riders come out and great the long-distance group and escort them into DC!

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Dickie
03-11-2013, 03:43 PM
to bike shops or clubs. Hopefully there'll be quite a few riders come out and great the long-distance group and escort them into DC!

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Awesome Jeff, good luck with the Baltimore crew, I'll see you at Proteus.... Vertigo and all!

Here are some pics from the FB site:

consularrider
03-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Couldn't you have arranged for the nice weather to hang on for a day longer? Ok, so it will be in the 50s, but rain, was that necessary?

Bilsko
03-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Very nice to meet Dickie, mllwhnp, and Greenbelt today - and to ride for a windy stretch with jopamora
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fnKTHGlrFJk/UT9pajhcFdI/AAAAAAAAXdw/hYtb0iORWro/s1301/IMAG0696.jpg

consularrider
03-12-2013, 02:28 PM
Wet! But a good ride and it's nice to be treated like a VIP in DC! :D :D :D

Dickie
03-12-2013, 03:14 PM
Very nice to meet Dickie, mllwhnp, and Greenbelt today - and to ride for a windy stretch with jopamora


Such a good day, even the downpour couldn't ruin it. It was awesome to ride with mllwhnp and Bilsko. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out!

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jopamora
03-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Thanks to Laurie and Jeff for organizing! Everyone was in good spirits despite the rain. Nice to meet Dickie and glad the vertigo is under control. Riding with Bilsko afterwards left me thinking of riding more, good luck training for the Fleche.

I am amazed at what Team 26 accomplished physically, but can't imagine what they've gone through emotionally. I truly hope and wish that Congress hears the message that they rode down here to deliver.

I made it home in time to go pickup the kids from school and this ride gave me a greater appreciation for how lucky we all are.

Greenbelt
03-12-2013, 05:14 PM
Kate Ryan has posted some pics
https://twitter.com/KateRyanWTOP/status/311510279722790913/photo/1
https://twitter.com/KateRyanWTOP/status/311509789417041920/photo/1
https://twitter.com/KateRyanWTOP/status/311509256144830466/photo/1
https://twitter.com/KateRyanWTOP/status/311508648365015041/photo/1

bikenurse
03-12-2013, 06:52 PM
What a great day - stressful, but great. Thank you Dickie for changing my flat! It's kinda weird to go from ride leader to back of the pack :-) But wouldn't have met up with Bilsko if I hadn't had the flat, so there you go. Special thanks to the most awesome Greenbelt for getting everything set up. So glad we could support the Sandy Hook folks!

Greenbelt
03-12-2013, 06:59 PM
Anybody get a picture of consularrider rocking the BikeArlington jersey?

Rod Smith
03-12-2013, 07:21 PM
Great job, Jeff and Laurie and Ben, for your help with this effort. I got bogged down with work, so couldn't meet up as planned. I sure hope the SHROW rider's effort impressed a legislator or two and caused them to think about this issue. If nothing else, a great tribute to the victims. Thanks to the riders who rode in memory of those no longer with us.

bikenurse
03-12-2013, 07:59 PM
Great job, Jeff and Laurie and Ben, for your help with this effort. I got bogged down with work, so couldn't meet up as planned. I sure hope the SHROW rider's effort impressed a legislator or two and caused them to think about this issue. If nothing else, a great tribute to the victims. Thanks to the riders who rode in memory of those no longer with us.
Thanks Rod. We missed you today!

Dickie
03-13-2013, 10:54 AM
Anybody get a picture of consularrider rocking the BikeArlington jersey?

I'll look through all the pics my wife and I took, as well as Greg.. I'm sure we can find one! I'll post once found.

Dickie
03-13-2013, 11:17 AM
Anybody get a picture of consularrider rocking the BikeArlington jersey?

Not great, but here he is

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