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    A special occasion requires a special ride.

    This week is the commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission and our first steps on the Moon. Events at Air & Space and the Mall.

    We are going to ride there. Much to be determined. Stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starduster View Post
    A special occasion requires a special ride.

    This week is the commemoration of the Apollo 11 mission and our first steps on the Moon. Events at Air & Space and the Mall.

    We are going to ride there. Much to be determined. Stay tuned.
    Note that this Saturday's Midnight Saddles ride is also coordinated with these events. Don't miss it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    Note that this Saturday's Midnight Saddles ride is also coordinated with these events. Don't miss it!
    I myself won't be able to join your ride, but a rendezvous of rides is possible- it will require less math than an orbital rendezvous & docking [breaks out the slide rule].

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    This is Mission Control. We are GO for liftoff!

    A special event deserves a special ride. This is the weekend that is the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and our first steps on the Moon. There are events and activities all along the National Mall, spreading into Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum, which will be open late. Saturday evening has special presentations to honor the lunar landing. Plus... *that* Saturn V launch vehicle projected on the side of the Washington Monument for scale. And WE are riding there! (Er, the Mall, not the Moon...) https://airandspace.si.edu/go-for-the-moon

    The mission- Meet in the back lot of Papillon Cycles at 8:00pm. "Liftoff" at 8:15. We plan to take the route around the north side of Ft. Myer and ANC to the Mt. Vernon Trail past Lady Bird Johnson Park (for anyone who would like to join there), cross at the 14th St. Bridge, and onto the Mall. That should allow plenty of time to take in exhibits and at least one viewing of "Go for the moon".

    For anyone planning to ride Steve O's Midnight Saddles Ride and want to join this caravan across the river, you are more than welcome! We plan to stay long enough to see Steve's ride off at 10:56pm. Then back home via the Pentagon/Columbia Pike route.

    This is a NIGHT RIDE. Please come prepared with front and rear lights for a couple hours of work, at least. And yeah, it will be hot, so come with plenty o' water.

    Be here. Aloha.

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    Thank you all again!

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