I'm thinking that Vintage Bike get-togethers might have a tendency to stand-around and talk, making the actual ride something that takes continuous prodding. Jay's report reminded me of this. It sounds like they did a good job. Also, I'm sure there's plenty of gabbing while under way. But only of the finest kind, of course! On the one vintage club ride I've been on so far, I had a great time and I think everyone else did, too, with over a dozen riders. What a gab-fest! : ) As I rode I heard snippets of chats about all kinds of things worthy of the Vintage Vibe, not just bikes. Compare and contrast to a typical hammerhead club ride---what a difference! And of course there are worldclass gorgeous memorable bikes---and apparel!---every way you turn your head. (In contrast to a typical soda-can and epoxy bike and NASCAR-colored ride. Of course, back in the day, even a racer ride could include talk about classical music---and even some operatic singing! "Breaking Away" didn't come out of nowhere, after all.) OK, it also took a good bit of work keeping everyone going the same direction and within several miles of each other, what with the mix of fast, slow, standing, getting lost. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Vintage Mind tends to get lost easier than some others. : ) I'll gladly do it again! --JP --
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