Perfect weather for a bike ride . . .

July 12, 2009

The Un-Lenexa Midnite Cave Ride.

Big, king size props to Noah for not only breaking all previous DSR attendance records, but for hosting a solid ride. Ya know, some rides you kinda know what yer gonna see, but the DSR stuff...well, the freaks come out at night. I mean that in the most affectionate way, too. We had class-A mileage freak (me), Badger on the Riv, we had a Long Haul Trucker, various old Treks, hybrids, mountain bikes, a Swobo fixie (VERY nice), an urban tourer complete with wicker basket, another sweet fixie with a front disc brake (couldn't make out the name, but a bad-as$ setup, and some of the best trackstanding I've seen from both cats), and even a newer Trek with (gasp) carbon on it. I mean, not that the bikes should have anything to do with it, but this ride just a really diverse bunch...very cool vibe. There will be more to come on this, including a second-by-second account of our descent into the bowels of doom and our encounter with the cave snot! Read: Dude biffs! The Lenexa
caves are weak. THIS cave had like a 20% drop-in grade. (ok, not really) Hey, we were warned, but the pucker power and brake feathering threshold was pushed by quite a few folks, and I had a guy bite it right in front of me - engage front brake...you get the idea. I'll cross post some pics from Noah "slick mud" Dunk-tank's site when they're up, too. In all seriousness, a great ride, despite the bumps and bruises. Light traffic, light winds, clear skies, a break from the humidity, singing bugs and frogs, waves and cheers from late night KC folks, just smile after smile: crap, I was even laughing when I hit the deck. I hope everyone comes away with the same good feeling - and good memories of this ride. I certainly will! Now, as my caffiene-charged electrolyte drink wears off and the ibuprofen for the hip-bounce I performed earlier kicks in, I bid you goodnight.... Stay tuned.

3 comments:

warbird said...

my old man was out there for the support crew, did ya bump into him?

glad to hear you had a good time!

Warren T said...

Dude, it was fun drafting behind you on the way back. Yeah, this one was a lot of fun. I'm going to have to keep up with when you all are going to take another dark ride...

Warbird, you may be thinking of the Lenexa Midnight Ride ... this was the Un-Lenexa Midnight Cave Ride. I counted 28 people when we came out of the cave.

Anonymous said...

apparently open id isn't working at the moment ...

yes Warren T, you're quite right. sorry for the confusion :)

~warbird