Sunday, June 6, 2010
Do not spindle or mutilate. Feel free to fold.
Attending the 2010 League of American Bicyclists National Rally in Albuquerque turned out to be a pretty good deal. In addition to the rides, the train ride back from Belen, being able to touch base with old friends and fellow advocates, and having an excuse to get outa Dodge for a few days, Meena and I bought a couple raffle tickets for a folding bike. Lo and behold, when the winning numbers were drawn at the Saturday banquet, we ended up bringing home a Giant Halfway. Now, we just have to find time to ride one more bike! Many thanks to the folks at The Kickstand of Albuquerque for donating the bike for the raffle. And you really can fold that puppy up inside of fifteen seconds.
The League posthumously presented the Phyllis Harmon Volunteer of the Year award to Gail Ryba. The award was accepted by Tom Robey. It was a pretty moving experience. I've got some further mutterings about this, but I'll save my LA Bike colleagues the pain and suffering of reading them and post them here instead.