Meego and I plan to do the American Discovery Trail Marathon again on Monday. "Do" as in "WATER!... GATORADE!... WATER!... GATORADE!..."
Yes, I volunteered to work an aid station again, and I managed to get buy-in from Meego despite the early morning duty. I had leverage - his want of a band jacket.
And with the start of September comes the start of bike month at the university. "Bike Jam" was Thursday, and we were glad to learn that Pedal Perks will continue for another year, woot! Bike month just throws in a few more events and incentives to hopefully get people to continue to commute for the rest of the year.
So, I was there towards the end of bike jam. It was a nice day for it, and there were friendly booths scattered about. Several of us went on a "campus cruise", probably to the annoyance of people trying to park and go to class. Serves them right for driving on bike jam day.
|Find Alice and Abby?|
hint: I'm in red, behind a woman in a chartreuse cape (?)
There were contests and raffles, but I didn't win anything. One contest was a fix-a-flat contest. I didn't enter, I hate fixing flats. Even for prizes.
The wellness center gave out some little ice packs and these cute first aid kits.
I, for one, appreciate the "Sting and Bite Pad", y'know what I'm sayin'?
There was plenty of food too and other freebies, including this button that serves no other purpose than being a button.
I'm not much for backpack adornments, but the button is still there, now two days later.
So, a fun little diversion, and I met a few nice fellow commuters.
On the way home, I passed some maintenance crews cleaning up the trail. Maybe prepping it for the marathon? Or just for the Labor Day weekend in general?
I hope my blog friends have a nice end-of-summer weekend, and get to enjoy some fruits of the labors! Doing anything fun??