It is possible that you have heard about this Sick Day Ride already. The buzz is up. The buzz is big and we're definitely into it. The Radavist did a post about it the other day, that's how you know things are official, but then Team Dream Team went and backed it up. Officially official. Now, you may have been looking at this flyer thinking "Portland, I wonder who's going to play host in that crazy city?" Look no further, it's us! And we have not one, but TWO freaking plans for you for the day. Oh what a lovely day!
Option 1: CITY RIDE SICK FUN TIMES
We decided to go ahead and just go big with this day. Since I am the boss I'm just going to go ahead and say that everyone is sick so we are going to close the shop (WINK). Here's the drill that we've come up with...
10am - (it's a sick day afterall) Coffee and Donuts provided. I'm already feeling well about not feeling well.
10:30 - head over to Deadstock Coffee in Compound Gallery to hit that coffee steeze and look at sneakers - because that is what I would do on my sick day.
11 ish - ride up and over the Broadway bridge and cruise to Irvington Park - bring your basketball so that we can shoot around. You know, hit some j's. Maybe a quick and easy pick up game to 7 or 11. Promise it will be easy.
12 ish - head up to Alberta street and hit Ampersand Gallery seriously love that place and now that we have a shop I rarely get to check out what's new and fresh over in that part of town. There's also some pretty awesome burrito's across the street.
1 pm - is there anywhere else that we should check out before heading back over the bridge? Oh yeah, Ex Novo for a beer or three. That could be fun.
2pm - Did I mention the ice cream already? Mmmm. Ice cream.
Option 2: SICK ROAD RIDE SHRED-TACULAR
6pm meet at the Athletic. 6:15 roll out.
Meet at The Athletic Purveyor of Fine Stockings and ride into the West HIlls. Most likely up Lovejoy - Cornell - Thompson then down Springville, then back up Old Germantown - Ice Sign Sprint (if you don't know where that is, maybe sit in?) Down Thompson, then the Arboretum Sprint (if you don't know where that is, maybe sit in? Hang out?)
Then we finish off the rest of that ice cream.
Cool? Who's with me? Well, doesn't really matter anyway, we're doing it.
Big ups to Sean from Team Dream Team for pulling this together. He hounded me enough times to make it a reality and I love it. Such a great concept. The illustration is pretty SICK too - thanks to Ace and Mick from Trophy Club for pulling it together. The guy, in case you were wondering, is none other than Bernard Hinault and we pull that from his classic tome Road Racing - Technique & Training. Seemed like a good way to go.