In keeping with the Antlers biking tradition, Randi and I participated in the recent Ride to Work day. I think this was our tenth time doing it together out of the last eleven years. One of us must have been on vacation that other year … I can’t remember who. In the spirit of Bert Farin, we stopped at every food station between Edwards and Vail, and did manage to hit our favorite one at Dowd Junction, just before they ran out of breakfast burritos … Yes! Bert claims to take a circuitous route each year down in Boulder, just to stop at a couple more. We totally admire that.
Another component of the Antlers Vail Cycling history is our participation in the Colorado River Ride. It’s coming up in just two weeks, on July 27. We’ve had as many as two dozen people proudly wearing the Antlers colors. Out of 32 people, that’s not bad. Some of them even work for the competition, but we still call them friends. Besides, our standards for this purpose are exceedingly low.
Unfortunately, this year many of our regulars have conflicts and I think we’re only going to have a handful riding together. No biggie, because we usually split up pretty quickly anyway. However, if YOU would like to join us, we’d love to have you, AND you get a free limited edition Antlers jersey!
Just give me a call at 970-790-5200.
We do have one celebrity rider with us this year, although she doesn’t know it yet (she knows she’s riding, she just doesn’t know that she’s a celebrity). Back in April we contributed a free night stay (as we often do) to the Bicycle Colorado fundraiser, PLUS entry into the River Ride with Team Antlers! A very nice woman who works at Kaiser Permanente called me to say that she was excited to have bought our donation at the auction. What fun! After she’s here in two weeks, had a chance to meet us and then if she still has the poor judgement to allow herself to be associated with us, we’ll publish her name. Maybe even a picture. Stay tuned.