I knew when I awoke to the sound of pouring rain around 5 am on Saturday morning, October 11th, that only the hardy–and hearty–will be out for the Three Speed Ride. Oh sure, the heavy rain was early, and it mostly didn’t rain during the entire day (a couple brief sprinkles were felt). But even in the rainy Northwest, people wuss out when it comes to rain, especially the first substantial rain of the season. All of the sudden all those totally eager to ride their Triumph two days beforehand find that they now need to have a six-hour phone call with their mom instead.
But I digress.
In any case, there was a hearty–and hardy–crew of five for the ride, waiting dutifully at the Paul Bunyan Statue on Saturday morning. An interesting assortment of bikes and riders: Ethan brought a Schwinn-made Western Flyer balloon tire bike, Tim his yellow…
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