Today Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream shops gave free ice cream cones away to everyone. They do this once a year. There was no limit on the number of cones, and I saw a number of people standing in line for their next cone while they were crunching on their current cone.
In celebration of this sugary occasion, the Portland bike community arranged an Ice Cream cone ride. The idea was to ride to all four locations and get a cone at each one. We started at 5pm, and the free cones ended at 8pm.
It is really cool to ride in a group of bikes. You don't have to worry about cars that much, because drivers respect a group of bikers more than an individual biker. People flowed back and forth, talking and heckling each other. Jamey got a high-five (while both parties were biking) for wearing rain chaps. I love bike geeks!
I just switched my blog to a new cherry blossom flavor:
I took the blossom picture this morning. The picture is of the cherry tree by my parents' house. I have fond memories of climbing that tree. :) The picture editing and flavour file setup took about three hours total. Most of that time was spent in the Gimp. All the flavour files are available for download.