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Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey
155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, California 92069
Someone please pinch me!...Please join us on Sunday, June 25, 2017. We will depart at 7:30 AM, pointy sharp! (No joke)
Meet at the Lost Abbey Brewery, San Marcos, CA
The Route will retrace the Belgian Waffle Ride’s wafer route
Wayfinder: Michael Marckx
From Seth Davidson:
As some of you might know, and all of you should know, Joann’s BWR Sunday was rudely interrupted by the crash and serious injuries sustained by her Big Orange teammate Alan Stoddard. Rather than leaving Alan in the dirt to fend for himself among the scorpions, snakes, cactus, and fire ants, she stopped and provided critical first aid—including going with him to the hospital. Once there, Joann spent the rest of the day making sure that Alan received proper treatment, which included her refusal to allow Alan’s discharge until he had received adequate care. Joann then arranged for Alan’s transportation back to LA the following day.
This is the spirit of cycling. People helping people. And in keeping with that spirit, thanks to the wonderful suggestion of Michelle Landes, we decided on a BWR Re-Do Ride for Joann so that she can say she completed the 2017 edition of the event … almost two months after she left the starting gate.
The only problem with this plan was that no one knew the route. So we turned to the creator of the BWR itself, Michael Marckx, and asked if he would lead us on the ride—our only caveat was that he had to promise not to take us three hours out from town and then drop us on some fiendish climb, leaving us to die of thirst in the wilds of Eastern San Diego County. Michael of course agreed, pleased to recognize Joann’s good deeds, pleased to give her another chomp at the Wafer, and pleased to donate another Sunday of his life to the off-road “fun” that makes up the Belgian Waffle Ride.
So mark your calendars and be ready to ride. Put on new tires. Bring tubes. Bring food. Bring water bottles. Most of all, bring your happy face. If you plan on hammering, this might not be the ride for you, as our wayfinder will be riding at a pace such that everyone who wants to stay together, stays together—that said, we can guarantee that you’ll be tired at the end! If your idea of heaven is spending six hours in the saddle at an easy, dirty pace, and finishing it off with cold drinks, delicious food, camaraderie, and conversation (not to mention recognizing the kindness of an exceptionally kind person), well, this is almost certainly the ride for you.