It was the last Friday of the month and in Morristown, NJ for the past year that has meant a critical mass bicycle ride through the streets of Morristown. This month we took Rags with us in the cushy bike carrier as Kathy and I joined what must have been at least 200 other bikers in the ride. This was the one-year anniversary of this ride and is coincidentally just over the one-year anniversary of me riding to work on my bike. I feel connected to this ride as it has advanced along the same bike path as me.
This was a giant ride including lots of dignitaries besides Rags. Morristown Mayor Cresitello rode in the ride along with Denville Mayor Hussa, Morris Township Mayor Nace, Parsippany Mayor Luther, Morris County Freeholder and Wharton Mayor Chedwiggen and I’m sure a few others I didn’t know about. We saw Rebecca Feldman who is a councilman of Morristown. The primary theme of the ride was biking to work so people were encouraged to wear suits and work clothing. I wore a tie around a golf shirt while Kathy wore a pink sports jacket. There’s probably a woman’s name for this type of sports jacket but I’m not sure what it would be. Marty was there, Paul Miller, Steve the Saturday morning bike rider who I had no recollection of was also there. There was “thay guy” and oh yeah, “that guy” and “we’ve seen that woman before.” Everyone seemed to be at this ride. I captured lots of it on video as I was hauling Rags around so enjoy it. Unfortunately, since Rags was behind me and I was recording the ride I got like no footage of Rags. You hear her barking a bit and people commenting about her.
Along the ride Rags would bark if Kathy was riding ahead of me. Rags enjoyed looking behind me and seeing Kathy. We stopped for Pizza at Milanos on the way home. It was dripping rain a bit but not too badly. We ate the pizza outside in it and then rode home. Nice and quick through Morristown.
Since you miss the dog dfor the most part on the bike ride video, below is a video compilation of Scraps and Rags playing ball and playing in the agility park at the Denville Dog Park the night before (August 28, 2008). For a little while Duke and Link the Dogs were there playing with them, but for the most part it was just Kathy, Scraps, Rags and a tennis ball.