Sunday, May 9, 2010

LBL recap

Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures to go along with this narrative. Blame it on my laziness. The forecast was for rain, a common forecast for LBL. Yet, somehow, the day turned out to be a great one for cycling. At 9 am, the meet & greet began, with new friends (cRuNcHBiLLy) and old friends (KeRNeL, t-BiLLy, eDBiLLy, eDDy LeE, B-BiLLy, DiRk) all enjoying a fresh keg of Hopluia. The ride began promptly at 10, with the prevailing concensus being "let's knock this out before we get drenched". Unfortunately, plans kind of went awry when we reached Spilker Ales, the hallowed ground upon which Hopluia is created. On the outskirts of Cortland, we ran into Jim, who rode LBL three or four years ago. Jim rode with us to the brewery & the tour began. After a walk-through of the brewery & a few (ahem) samples, it was time to begin the ride back. Everyone arrived back at my house at relatively the same time, so the pitchers of Hopluia began to flow & the yarns began. We had some pizza, more beer, tons of laughs. It began to rain, so we went downstairs to the bike room. It was well after dark when everyone left. The next CiTy BiLLy event is ScHnOcToBeeRFesT, in October. There is talk of a section of pave in this year's edition. Viva le cobbles! Rattle those bottles!