Downtown Spanky Brown
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camp Hill, Pennsyltucky
Bikes: 14 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro 2000 Kona Lana'I
A different point of view
Much to my dismay I was unable to attend the Philly cheese steak hunt part 2 as I was required to work some mandatory overtime. While waiting for the green light to initiate my portion of the data migration I hopped over to my bicycle club's website to see what all was comming up this week. Somehow I had managed to over look the century ride that our club hosts. Well it was too late to register (unless you wanted to pay the high day-of rate) and my bike was in the shop anyways for a quick tune up and retentioning, so I opted to volunteer for the day.
I made a quick phone call to the club to indicate that I was interested in donating some time on Sunday afternoon and that I could bring my truck to assist in moving supplies from point A to point B. I arrived to my station in Newville Pa around 11:00 for my four hour shift and let me say...it's defiantly a different experience being on the other side of the table at a rest stop. There are lots of grubby hands reaching for everything and cyclists go through an incredible amount of bananas. In less than two hours we went through a crate and a half of bananas. But it was fun, for the most part everyone had a great sense of humor and it was fun to joke and laugh with all the cyclists who came by. I'm not sure what the point of this tread was, I guess I wanted to say that if you ever get the chance to volunteer some time at a rest stop go for it! It's not quite as fun as riding the rout but it's pretty darn close.