N-HRDSBMP2K9 = No-Hater Rolling Dance Super Bike Mega Party 2009, the bike-ride-dance-party #2 son and a friend organized on Friday.
They gathered.That's #2 son, Matthew, in the foreground. No, he is not a hunchback; he is wearing his CamelBak under his jacket.
They mingled.That weird trailer thing? Here is it, in better light and rigged for rain:
The bike, a one-speed racer. Please note the Rollo-shaped squeeze-bulb horn on the handlebars.
The speaker, attached to the bike with a ratcheting nylon tie-down and reinforced with inner tubes:
The power unit on the trailer:
They danced.They goofed around.
Between sprints of riding they hung out under bridges, safe from the threat of rain.
This young man had just moved last week from Louisiana to Minneapolis. As you can tell, he is excited to be in the Twin Cities.
And then... disaster!
"Dude, what did you do to my trailer?"
A hundred pounds of gear +
a lightweight trailer +
going down a curb (even when done ever-so-gently)
Quick-thinking Matthew called out, "Does anyone have a BikesAtWork™ trailer?" No one did, but Someone knew Someone who did, and that latter Someone lived not too far away. A quick phone call, Someone #1 rode over to Someone #2's house, fetched the trailer, and wham, bam! the party was back on the road.
The party-saving trailer:
All hail, Matthew, O Mighty Giver (and Saver) of Awesome Party!
It was a good night.
And now I must go make some preparations for dinner. Matthew is due back shortly from riding 50 miles in this, and he will be hungry. He's a bike-riding fiend!