May 15

ROMP Picnic Recap

We had a successful ROMP picnic Potluck barbecue thingy at Twin Pines park this Saturday.
It was a casual affair and things got off to a kind of late start, with a bunch of us riding out of the difficult to find Twin Pines Park Group Site sometime after ten. We went for a relatively short, about 10 mile ride including the bits on the road. Peter donahue led us on a tour of all the cool new singletrack built in the park over the last few years.

On the way back we stopped by Carlmont to check out the DH people. I wanted to try some of those jumps, but my wrist still does not quite feel up to it and besides, crashing is overrated.

Round about 1 PM we got the grill fired up and had some good eats. Stuart broke out his secret BBQ chicken recipe and wowed us all. Scott and “his people” set up a little jump, and turned three steps, some plywood, a picnic table and a retaining wall into a bike playground.

Gladwyn De Souza from the Peninsula Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition stopped by and he Patty and I talked bike politics for a while. Gladwyn ride a cool Brompton folding bike with an inch of travel in the rear.

Things wrapped up at the park around 3 PM and moved over to Passion Trail Bikes where some of us hung out in the lounge for a while.

It was a nice mellow, successful day, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. At one point I tried to tell a convoluted joke, and failed miserably.

Thanks to everyone who showed up, and to those that helped out.