Sunday, February 24, 2013

1st Inaugural Alumni Ride


Hey all!  Many of you were here this weekend for our first Annual Bucknell Cycling Alumni Ride.  It was an idea that originally spurred from the mind of Eric Salzer—a graduate from 2006.  The team and those who participated this weekend wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to Eric for his work in putting it all together.  Other than that, the man’s got a wickedly awesome draft.  But I’m getting off track.  The former BU riders who were here include:

Eric Salzer, Sam Camens, Steve Szwec, Rebekah Morris, Margaret Hartman Boehmer, Jeff Boehmer, Dan Wood, Jeff Salvitti, Todd Dowling, Matthew Means, Kevin Curran, and Aaron Meyers. 

A few others joined us too, while Harry, Lazer, Wengert, and I represented the current squad on the ride.  The crew seemed to have an eventful night out on the town both Friday and Saturday, which included some sling-shot fruit launching and a visit from Papa K on Saturday.  I was honestly shocked at how many former riders showed up.  It was pretty crazy.  The plan is to possibly have another weekend next fall, and I’m already looking forward to it. 

Here are some photos from the ride.  We went out to Jacks and came back over New Berlin for almost 50 miles by the end of the day.  There were various sprint points along the way, dominated by sir Means.  The climbs went to Lazer on Jacks and Salvitti on New Berlin.  Lazer also took the final mailbox sprint.  By the way—dark horse alert: HC is killing it on the climbs!  Race season starts next weekend. – Case

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1 comment:

  1. Love this post! I'm so glad that it all worked out and turned out to be a super awesome weekend. Big Show had the best idea since graduation. Can't wait until the fall and to make this a new tradition... maybe I'll ride my bike a few times before then :)