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Overcast and threatening, but the rain held off the the annual bike ride to raise safety awareness and remember those killed while biking; the Ride of Silence. There was a goodly amount of riders, most wearing bright shirts to commemorate the ride and for the visibility. Once again, even though it was required for this ride, I was the only one without a helmet. Don't own one. Never have.
We're not racing. Escorted by police, the ride through Waukesha is another good reason to get out and on a bike. Riding through neighborhoods you normally wouldn't see, I took pleasure in the nice homes and yards along the way. Spring is blooming and there's much to see by bike. Baseball is in season and we rode past many games at Saratoga and Buchner.
We traced the same path as last year. What, eight miles? Again, the most enthusiastic kids were found on Hinman Ave. It must be quite the sight to see 75 or so colorful riders on their little street.
We were back before dark or rain. It was a good excuse to go biking and a good reason to celebrate National Bike Month.