I'll Second That!
This year's Indiana Tandem Rally was even better than last year. We were able to get out on Friday evening for the icecream ride too. The sun was out and we got a close look at all of the damage caused by the 60 mph (with gusts to 91 mph) straight line winds. While the power was out at the host hotel, the temperature dropped from 95 to 68 degrees as the storm went past, leaving us with a pleasent night's sleep.
Without power, quick changes had to be made for the Saturday evening banquet. The hotel managment stepped in, telling our hosts to attend to the riders while they planned a banquet from scratch at a nearby restaurant that had power. The result was some of the best food I've ever had at a tandem rally. By the time we returned from the banquet, the power was back on at the host hotel.
There were 37 teams at this year's event, many returning from last year. While we will be attending MTR 2012 this year, with hundreds of other tandems, these smaller events always seem to have more of a community spirit.
Well done Kent & Anne Ellis!