Gobsmacked. That’s how I was. Absolutely gobsmacked.
Despite chilly weather, despite a bit of drizzle, more than 70 people turned out at The Cheese Traveler for the third Albany Tweed Ride. Our marshals had their work cut out for them at intersections, keeping everyone together, but they handled it brilliantly. All of our route-planning, which included spots to stop & regroup, paid off.
After riding the length of Whitehall & attracting a lot of interest from pedestrians & drivers, we made our way to Buckingham Lake. We toured some of the surrounding neighborhood & then cruised down Myrtle on our way to a huge group photo at Washington Park. From there, we back-tracked a bit to roll over to Clinton Ave, for a long slow descent to Broadway. Olde English Pub & Pantry was a bit overwhelmed by our arrival, but everyone was still having a good time.
A huge thank you to both of our sponsors, all of our marshals, & every last one of our charming riders.
There’s a huge collection of photos from Dave Mercier, as well as many of our riders, on Facebook. Dave also caught a video of us rolling into Olde English. Steve Fink sent us these delightful pictures of us gathering at The Cheese Traveler.
I’ll be updating this post with links to photos as they come in. We have a lot of things turning up on Facebook & Instagram. You can send it to @albanytweedride or facebook.com/albanytweedride, or send us a link by the contact form, or you can use #albanytweed & we’ll do our best to include it. Of course, you will be credited.