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