I thought I saw something about a bicycling event. Something downtown this week. I mainly paid attention because I often tutor downtown, so I checked out the various street closures, to see how they affected where I was going.
Then today, Alice and I headed downtown to drop some things off at the library and reserve my study rooms for next week. It seemed a pretty typical day. Lovely ride into the city, the hobos lounging in the shade of the underpasses.
As I left the library, a policewoman was putting up street barriers out front, and I remembered the road closures. I noticed people starting to line the streets. Something was about to happen?
I rode around a bit and saw an area set up with a bunch of cycling themed tents and booths, but decided not to go in - mainly because it looked like I'd have to pay for a wristband to do so. Nope, not that interested. I'd just turn around at the next intersection and head on home.
Just as I pulled up to the next intersection, a pack of spandex-clad bicyclists entered from my left and continued to my right, just the direction I was going. Now, bicycles are quite common downtown, and I often find myself in a sort of "train". But this! This was a pack. And they were all in spandex on really expensive looking bicycles. Not the usual Panhandler Specials.
But they clearly weren't racing, just riding gently in a pack around downtown. I found myself riding along in the middle of them along with a few other "civilians". Okay, that was kinda neat. Kinda.
Apparently, they were warming up. And getting the crowd interested. It got me to hang around, and I don't even like bicycle racing, remember?
Eventually, they rode by for realz: [SOURCE]
Okay, so I guess this is a pretty big event.
Thanks for letting me tag along for a couple of blocks, guys!
Well... then again, I am Goose Poop Queen. They should be thanking me.
Linking up again with Mama Kat for the prompt:
4.) Begin with "I thought I saw..."