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Thread: Bobco's last week. Let's make it a doozy!

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    Just to clarify:

    Thursday - Happy Hour: Bobco Roasting/Feting at Quarterdeck

    Sunday - Combined Bobco Farewell Ride with Bicycle Fan Club Ride

    I hope everyone can make at least one of these.

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    Thank you, Steve!

    Also, slight correction:
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    • (optional) 8ish - Pre-ride coffee at Best Buns

      • 8:40 sharp - Depart best Buns

    • 8:59am - Bluemont Tennis Court Shelter (has bathrooms and a water fountain)- Official start of Bobco's Goodbye Ride
    • 9:20-9:25 - Bluemont Caboose flyby for late-comers
    • 10:40ish - Eisenhower Statue, east end of Eisenhower Avenue
    • 11:00ish - S. end of Eads St. at 4-Mile Run Trail
      • 6-7 minutes later - Pentagon City Whole Foods flyby

    • 11:20-11:45 - Arrive in vicinity of ballpark


    Then lunch with Bob (venue TBD). Game goers will head to the ballpark about 1pm. Bob & all others may stay and eat/drink as long as you like.
    Afterwards, I will head back to my parents' house in Arlington to (shower first) spend the rest of the day with my family.

    To give you a preview along with reasons for the route selection (there are many more, but I'll limit myself to 3 right now):
    • Bluemont Junction Trail part follows a route I used to bike with my brother when we were kids (he's 6 years older than me) on summer nights to get slurpees from 7-11
    • Elmwood Dr is a seemingly unknown wonderful road to ride on (with bonus zig-zag goodness to get to it from the Eisenhower Connector!)
    • The route along M St, 4th St, and P St SW follows drives my grandpa would take me on to get onto Fort McNair where we would "play golf" (let's be real, he gave me a pitching wedge to use, so I got to hit the ball a lot!) on the 9-hole golf course there (you can still see remnants of some of the holes) and walk along the stone wall next to the water, picking up forgotten golf balls (my favorites were the half-blue/half-pink ones)


    I'm really excited for this even though I know I will be quite sad on my way home.

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    In his honor:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Thursday - Happy Hour: Bobco Roasting/Feting at Quarterdeck
    Reminder: This is tonight.

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    Unless something catastrophic happens in the next two hours, I should be there around 5:30.

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    Thank y'all for coming last night! I'm looking forward to riding with folks on Sunday.

    Btw, here's the cat hurricane meme I was describing last night:



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    Bobco, I am very very sorry to say I probably won't be able to make it to the ride tomorrow. I had forgotten that I have an appointment I would have to leave for right in the middle of the festivities, and its one of the very rare ones I can't just bike to. I'm really bummed about it as I like the notion of seeing you off by riding along memory lane with you.

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    Bobco, best of luck to you on the left coast. We have never met, but I have been grateful for your presence in and contributions to our communities, in Alexandria and beyond. I hope this move is very good for you and your family.

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    Hoping to drag my wife out to join me on Sunday's farewell ride, tho not sure that'll fly...at any rate, we met once (recent Aquatic Gardens ride) and I've enjoyed stalking via the forum for a while. The factoids, the tours, the tidbits that add spice to our lives, and the general positive attitude....all are appreciated, Bobco, and Washington state shall gain what the Washington area shall lose. Enjoy the left coast and learn to love rain, I guess.

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    I just may have to fly back and attend this as BobCo is the only one I know who has had more farewell HH and rides than I did (except for @consularrider, who holds the all time record for drawing out his departure that we're not sure if he actually ever left or not)

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