Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Worst Day of the Year Ride 2009

Kasia and I rode in the Worst Day of the Year Ride again, and again we had a great time. Last year (our first WDotYR) we rode without costumes. This year...

Does this skirt make my butt look big?

We originally planed to ride the 40-ish mile "Challenge Loop", but after driving part of the route and seeing just how challenging it is, we decided to do the 15-ish mile "Urban Loop". Kasia had oral surgery just a few days before the ride, she was still on antibiotics, and had just gotten off Vicodin. She wasn't super hopeful that she could finish the hilly 40 mile loop, so we rode 15 miles and had a great time.

Kasia's wig was wider than her handlebars.

No comment.

As you would expect from any ride starting and ending at a bar (the Lucky Labrador) beer was in abundance at the finish line.

Mmm... Beer.

We seemed to attract a lot of attention. Everyone loved the bike decorations (especially the neon-colored pipe cleaners on the spokes). We even got interviewed by a reporter for The Oregonian! How cool is that?


Unknown said...

rock on, i remember seeing singage for the ride when i was last in portland. nice leggings

seattle has its own (not nearly as cool) crappy ride this sunday, the chilly hilly, no costumes.

keithmo said...

We enjoyed the Chilly Hilly last year, but can't do it this year -- we'll be out of town that weekend. Pity!