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Saturday, December 19, 2015

412Flock! Christma-Hannu-Kwanzaa-Ka Ride

Fri 12.18 12m
Tonight's 412Flock! ride was really the first cold ride I've had in Pittsburgh this year. Started under the Birmingham Bridge, rode to Oakland to start at Dippy.




This may look like the burning-tire image from Back to The Future, but it's just my taillight shining around the audio trailer.


Celeb sighting: we saw Mayor (and Senate hopeful) John Fettermann driving with his family when we started. I hope the playlist was good, it included the Royal Guardsmen, RuPaul, Twisted Sister, Run-DMC, Eartha Kitt, the Kinks, Tommy Tutone, KT Tunstall, The Pretenders, Frank Sinatra. I think this was the most inclusive song on the list:


This was a retro-classic Flock route, into town on Fifth and into Market Square (which was occupied with the Christmas Village so there wasn't room for us), and thence to Point State Park


We had a Healthy Ride Pgh in our pack:


Then we rolled through the Armstrong Tunnel and took East Carson Street to OTB. It got quite a bit snowy, sort of a mini-squall. There's a video of us on SouthSide here

We had a nice end-of-year session at OTB. Note the Christmas tree on Marko's bike.


(photos by and GerryD and LuciaA).



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