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FRIDAY | Including Friday evening because of the Elotes & Raspas ride we did. If you've never been on a social ride that consists of tasty food like elotes, raspas, pizza, or tacos.. it's important you know that unless you're riding close to the front.. you'll have no time to eat all of your food. I mean, you can have all the time in the world but when the leader starts calling out twenty minutes and then ten minutes and then five minutes.. you better inhale that shit or you'll be left behind. Being left behind is not something folks like to do in social rides so definitely be prepared.
The meet up was in downtown's historic Market Square Park that I like to call Houston's version of Central Park in NY. Okay, so you can't compare because Central Park is awesome and MSP is itty bitty but it's still a fun place to hang out at. Niko Niko's and a dog park is there so there's always folks hanging out. The ride started at 7 and E and I barely made it with work and getting our gear together. E and I represented FYHA as we usually do with our sweet shirts!
SATURDAY | It rained off and on so riding was definitely not on the schedule enter sad face here so I went grocery shopping and E did some work on the bikes and lawn. Once the house chores were done we showered and headed to Warehouse Live & Chill for a friends birthday. We'd never been there and I'd never even been down that road so I was a bit nervous about the place. It started at 9 but we didn't make it till 10ish. We were super bummed when we were told the kitchen closed at 10 and the place closed at midnight. Super shocked that a place closed the kitchen and their place so early on a Saturday BUT after checking the place out and the location of it.. if they stayed open any later, they'd lose tons of cash. Don't get me wrong, though. I liked the place and the atmosphere (they played amazing ol' school R&B & Hip-Hop) but the kitchen is crucial for us, haha! Either way, it goes, we had a good time celebrating our friends birthday! Oh, and yes that's the birthday man in the cop car. No, he wasn't arrested but he sure is silly! It was nice to see some of the homies that I haven't seen in a while. <3
SUNDAY | The Rain Squad met up for Sunday Streets. If you don't already know from my previous posts, Sunday Streets is an event hosted by Cigna in Houston on the last Sunday of the month. Every month a new street is closed off for walking, riding, skating and fun! It's a great way to help people stay active and enjoy themselves. We've been going for a while and I have tons of fun.
The Rain Squad is a group of four of us. E, John, Julian and me. We came up with that name from the crazy flash flood we had last month that had the four of us stuck in Lost Pines. Ever since then when we meet it rains but this time it didn't. It was actually a gorgeous day! So we took lots of pictures, saw some fantastical Houston art, ate some tacos, hung out with some of the riders from Friday and just overall had a blast!
I'd like to take a moment and tell you how freaking proud I am of myself. My record since I started riding with the guys has been 15 miles and I think it's only happened once or twice. All the other rides have been cut because of the weather so I've never made it to 20. Not Sunday though. I was determined to make it to at least 20 miles.
On Sunday, I made it to not just 20 but twenty-freaking-six miles! YES! Shankasaurus is a G! Ok, let me calm down cause that was too much. Not to mention the crazy sore muscles I'm walking around with today, haha! Yeah, I'm far from a G!! Still though, I'm pretty proud of myself and hope to keep it going!
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