Bike Party seems to always carry the same timeline as the night progresses:
- Starts off very fun; lots of mature riders having a great time with music going.
- First stop, the energy is still cooking but the youngsters start to come out and the obnoxious behavior commences.
- The mature, well behaved riders either dropped off the back or called it a night. Now it's nothing but completely obnoxious humanoid monkeys, screaming indecipherable words in the tone of a teenage boys whose balls haven't dropped yet.
- Mile 20 - end: "Let's get ahead of everybody else so we can just get home"
I have spoken to the organizers and even done on the "Test Rides" and these folks sincerely want to keep the Bike Party in relatively good order - which they generally do. However, the message of civility isn't getting to those who need it the most.
For the most part, I have been taking my "utility bike" on these rides, but the wife and I decided that for the next Bike Party we ride, we are going to have to take something with a little more speed behind them to get ahead of the group and away from the lower primates. Therefore we are taking our road bikes - so if we need to jump far ahead of the group, we have the ability to do so.
I enjoy the scene of Bike Party, but some of the youngsters get a little on my nerves.
Yup, I am officially an old man.
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