Sunday, November 1, 2015

Costume ride, Dia de los Muertos ride and final Coffeeneuring

In October, the Underwear Ride morphs into the Costume Ride and we ride around the city in Halloween style.
We had the incorrect time for the start and arrived 45 minutes LATE. We raced into town to see if we could catch up with the group and successfully found them after we asked some people strolling around Market Square if they'd seen 'a few hundred people on bikes in costume.'
"Yeah, they went thataway..."

Bread Cat (brilliant costume, Virginia)

Nyan Cat, Paul in drag, Geoffrey as Shaggy and some fool

Elliot and ET rode in
The next day, we had the day off and went out for eggs and coffee,  I tried to convince Marko this would count as his final Coffeeneuring trip, but he, being a stickler for rules, said that since this was a Friday, it wouldn't count. Harumph.

Bikespreading onto the table next to us.
We rode out to McKeesport and along the way, I found another Clohn Art at the Roundhouse, which was being boarded up to keep squatters and kids out.

Our ride's destination was Minerva's bakery in McKeesport to find eclairs. Unfortunately, they'd sold out of them, so we got pepperoni rolls, apple strudel, blueberry danish and a few other things too. Nah, I didn't go overboard or anything.


Marko rode with Dino on Saturday and was able to get his official, by-the-rules final trip in. We agreed that his theme was Coffeeneuring Noob.

On Sunday, we rode up to Fineview and took one of the Dirty Dozen hills back down.

The roads were desolate because everyone was indoors watching the Steelers. During these few hours, these are the times to ride... unmolested by angry, impatient motorists. The whole city is nearly serene, it is quiet. I like it.

Marko pointed out one of the protractors, this one on a disintegrating, fallen post in Schenley Park.

On CMU's campus, I saw these "Don't be a jerk to pedestrians" flyers attached to bikes on the racks.

Later in the evening, 412FLock hosted a Day of the Dead ride, many arrived in calavaras makeup. Awesome.

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