Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chili, NY
Bikes: 88 Fisher Gemini tandem, 92 Trek 970, 07 Nashbar Frame, 08 Gary Fisher Paragon
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My Boss had asked me to go on this. I saw why on Sunday. Way too many bikes needed help before, during, and after the ride. I volunteered to ride the "SWEEP" position which is what I do like to do. We try and encourage the folks at the back to keep up, and I get to evaluate folks in their riding position and their technique in shifting. I highly recommended to a few folks to take our free Shifting Clinic the next time it is offered.
The weather was a bit cool and rain threatened but never fell which is perfect. The first Loop had the City Mayor and his Wife riding with us. Great folks and supporters of bike on City streets. Being the former Chief of Police, he's been a big supporter of Police on Bikes also.
My Gary Fisher Paragon did fine throughout the day. I had swapped out some Street tires and was glad I did. Felt like a different bike, but miss the ride and the stability of the wide off-road tires that I normally ride with.
We took a few group shots, and when I get the files I'll upload them here.
Total for the day certified by GPS was 42 miles. One loop was dropped due to time constraints.