Mt Vernon ride - July 30, 2005
My friends Geof and Erika were kind enough to organize this ride and
announce it on the Bike Washington
listserve. This was a good ride with only one crash (Kivanc) and one
mechanical (me - the chain jumped off the freewheel on my singlespeed).
The pictures stop at Mt. Vernon, but the ride finished with a nice lunch in
The group at the first rest stop: Chris, Rob, Jonathan, Erika, Geoffrey,
Steve and Kivanc. Rob's jersey is advertising Peloton Ale.
Rob, Kivanc, Erika, Geof. Rob knows Erika from her previous job
at the Census Bureau. Geof and Kivanc are economists who work together
(they are also from the same graduate school - Duke University).
I don't know how Erika and Geof met, but they keep arriving at these
Steve and Chris. Steve is new to group rides and got some ribbing
for riding a mountain bike with fat, knobby tires. Confession: on my first
ride to Mt. Vernon, I had even fatter knobbies than Steve.
At Mt Vernon. Steve, Geof, Chris, Rob, Kivanc, Erika, Jonathan.
Kivanc--the man with the blood. "The sign said to dismount, so I did."
Mt Vernon Ride / Jonathan Krall / revised August 2005