August 24, 2012

Dark Side Ride coming ... that's no moon... it's a BLUE moon!

Borrowed from the pages of Noah over at KC Bike Commuting, check it out.... because, it's ON:
Although "Blue Moon" has several definitions, the one that seems most popular is the coming of a second full moon within the same calendar month. Since we had a full moon on August 2nd, we're going to get in by the skin of our teeth on August 31st. The last time we had this kind of Blue Moon was in December of 2009.
With that, we're celebrating with yet another edition of the Dark Side Ride.

Where: Meet at the Wendy's parking lot just north of K-10 and Woodland Rd in Lenexa.
When: Friday, August 31, 2012. We roll out at 9:00 PM sharp. Be there early enough to roll at 9.
Route: It'll be a surprise! Expect 20-30 miles.
A few things to note:
  1. Usually, our DSR includes a stop by a convenience store for the emptying of bladders as well as the purchasing and consumption of beverages and snacks. I have a feeling this route will not include such accommodations.
  2. We ask everyone to use helmets, reflective/hi-vis gear and to bring along lighting that's good for up to 3.5 hours of darkness.
  3. I have a feeling that Blue Moon might be available after the ride. It would only be appropriate.

I reiterate the need to make sure you carry enough water/food to last the duration of the ride's distance, as Noah has on bullet 1, above.
This is a new, fresh route - surprise!  

Very much hope to see you there!


Monkeywrangler said...

ooh! Sounds like a fun idea and ride! Especially the Blue Moon part. I like Blue Moon... Mind if I steal the idea for down here in DFW for us recumbent riders?

kG said...

Hey, Vic -- go for it! I think it's a great alternative to the "normal" group ride, so have fun and let me know how it goes!