Saturday, 31 July 2010

Jon's Birthday Hijinks

This morning at 8 a.m. the full complement of senior TroisV members gathered at the Meeting Point and rode a few laps in the rain to honor/honour Jon's birthday. The RP Sprint Series continued, with Doug edging Matt 2-1. After three laps we stopped off at the parking lot across from the zoo to try out the new [Insert Big Important Bank Sponsorship Here] London Cycle Hire bicycles. We discovered that they work well when the road is flat, but that you wouldn't want to ride up Swain's Lane on one (or would you?); they're sortakinda heavy, as Jon has already noted elsewhere.

Following the test rides, we ambled to Look Mum No Hands! for coffee, birthday cake, etc., etc. Matt discovered that those Dromarti shoes look nice, but are difficult to walk in on the downslopes.

We also decided we will ride a route called "A Costwold Triangle", though we couldn't quite agree on when.

Here's the cake, and a thumb:


Two songs for Jon:


  1. The Dromarti's did get some complements later in Rapha. Where I punctured.

    Meanwhile, here's a video of the Swain's Lane challenge:

    Happy Birthday Jon!


  2. I don't understand why we didn't sing the first song. I want a do-over.

  3. I think they would have thrown us out of the cafe