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Sunday, May 3rd Full Flower Moon

22 March 2008

The fucking Bike Club!



I follow the FuckingBikeClub! from afar. Man, do they have the right idea. And, lucky BASTARDS! they've apparently got the depth of talent in their locale to pull folks every month.That's big. People showing up is huge. Too many folks in too many areas do not make it happen. For whatever reason. That's too bad, because daMN! riding by the light of the moon is incomparably kick ass. If you've done it, then you know.



Tonight was the Full Worm Moon. See the sidebar for dates/times. Why it's the "Worm" Moon maybe found someplace- I sure don't know. And, as was pointed out, it's the 1st time since last July! that we've shown up out there to enjoy the lighted up goodness Ft. Ord has to offer. and it has lots to offer due to it's being so scrubbily covered for the most part, and the sandy trails glow brightly under the moon. Whew. Charging headlong thru scrub oak and manzanita lined singletrack fighting the stray grabbing branches as the sand deepens suddenly and yanks your front wheel around is a twitchy _ucking delight. Doing it while you can't really see is exquisite. The sounds that surround you are the nightime noises of frogs, or coyotes howling ridge to ridge, or your friends crashing...


Many rides many places in those conditions. When you reach the point, thru distance ridden or beers drunk or(better) combinations, at which your grip on the front end loosens of it's own accord and you snap to to find you've been riding by the seat of your pants for some time now andholyshititsfun! That floating rhythm that pulls you along in its wake, as though you are just eyeballs drifting at speed down darkened trails. I laugh out loud with the sheer joy of it.

Damn, y'all, get out and ride your bikes in it!

1 comment:

The Director said...

I agree; we all need to get out and ride in it.