As the end of the road season nears for Cat6, we always look forward to our Oktoberfest ride. It’s been a busier year than normal for most of us. Just as many cyclists have experienced, Cat6 is not immune to real life demands on our time, and sometimes, cycling has to give a little before we can get back into it. From a career change or increased workload, to a new baby, to moving or caring for an elderly relative, life can be just as hard on the body and mind as racing can.
Thankfully, Cat6ers are always generous with their time when others are in need (especially when there’s Minnesota Craft Brewed beer available.)
So this year’s Oktoberfest ride will have a different feel — gone is the ride that showcased the end of season form (or pre-cross form, depending on how you look at your top tube). We’ll be rolling an easy pace, on a not too difficult route, Sunday, 21-Sep-2014. Meet at the Angry Catfish at 9:00a, and we’ll roll out sometime after. The goal will be to get to the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter around 1:00p, or a little after.
Send the significant other with kids and bike rack to pick you up, otherwise, it’s the Gateway Trail home (…and this year, it’s no shame.)