Saturday, February 19, 2011

MrBikeCoOp Rides: Full Moons

2 dozen riders met at the place to be to enjoy the full moon in Mt Rainier last night, 2/18. The snow moon, according to newly attracted, Josh, cast its soft orange brilliance at our early 7pm gathering at the CoOp. As expected, some wrenches were turning, oil lubing rusty creakings. Riders from Mt Rainier, Hyattsville to Columbia Heights elected a ride along the Anacostia Tributary Trail south to explore the trail extension that will connect with the Anacostia-centric trail through DC, then venture north to Franklins. The moon's bright wonder made our path along the dark waterside trail a divine journey. At an easy pace, the quiet chatter of growing acquaintances accompanied the sight of a long line of starry blinky biker lights snaking along our quiet night time pathway. Our soft trek ended at Bladensburg Waterfront Park, where the trail of the future waits presently in the state of gravel, soon to be completed! We made friends with the old caboose display, then started towards Franklins. Franklins was so busy that we had trouble finding space for 24 thirsty lunar-tics, so we brought it back to the hills of Mt Rainier and ended a great night.
We'll be planning fun for the future warmer days! Look out for more 7pm gatherings on nights of the Full Moon!

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