Another great day on the BTT ride. A few firsts. Steve joined me for his first BTT ride. We met up in Royal Oak and headed down. We had the first tool motorist I've ever run into (not literally) on the ride in Eastern Market. Hope he's having a great day and feeling more calm.
Midtown had a urban art exhibit on display by Tyree Guyton.From Mlive.com - Tyree knows how to use Detroit as a canvas. Titled "Street Folk," the work includes more than 10,000 shoes covering Edmund Street at Woodward. Like his Heidelberg polka dots, Guyton says the shoes are meant to raise awareness about a social issue. In this case, homelessness.
The exhibit was impactful and it had a spiritual air about it. One of the riders kept saying I've never seen anything like this, I don't know what to say. If you have a chance check it out in Midtown. People were asked to send in their shoes and a story that went with them. The letters were posted along the fence. I took a picture of a few of them but there are many more there.
We did the default route today, great pace on the island, lost the chain twice until Brian B hooked me up and towed me around the island.
The 2011 www.beatthetrain.com season started of with a great ride. Turnout was strong (21 riders at rollout), the weather cooperated and the sunrise on the river was fantastic. The island kicked my butt (6 miles flat out) John & I rode the tandem for the first time together on the BTT ride. It sure goes faster downhill. The breakfast in Mexican Town tasted especially yummy today. The last 2 miles after breakfast are always the longest of the ride. We did the 2010 default route today. Below this post there a bunch of videos John took from the back of the tandem. Great Ride today! Great way to start the season! Hope you join us next week.