4th of July Ride
July 6, 2009, 8:37 pm
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We took the Raleigh Sports out for ride north to Lake Bluff for their annual parade.

If you haven’t had the opportunity, The LB Parade is like Woodstock for the North Shore. Cars, minivans and sport utilities line Sheridan road for blocks. Apparently, the POPO have a lot of leeway in their interpretation and enforcement of various laws on the 4th. as well. Parking and drinking laws are not really enforced.

That said the parade is OK, but it is really just an excuse to have a party- typically at least 3 per block in the small community. Riding the bikes was definitely the correct choice, no parking nor drinking woes for us. I even brought a gift of a Beringer Pinot Grigio for our hostess in my trunk bag on the Root Beer Bike.

The day was cool for this time of year- in the 70s. Just as we were preparing to leave the party at 2:00, it started to rain.  3-4 miles in the light rain was not bad- the Raleighs are made for weather like that!


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