Before proceeding any further I want to clarify that "executive" in this case refers to the executive branch of the federal government. This spoofs the movie title "Executive Decision" just as HOF2: 2 Fast 2 Furious spoofed 2 Fast 2 Furious of the Fast of the Furious francise. I was hoping that by falling on the weekend after the presidential election (and an historic one at that) everyone would get the joke.
Anyway, there's on thing everyone got - drunk.
That's because we went to 7 bars!!! Mt. Washington Pub (Mt. Washington), Holy Frijoles (Hamden), Brewer's Art (Mt. Washington), ??? (Canton), Cat's Eye (Fells Point), Hull Street Blues Cafe (Locus Point), No Idea Bar (Federal Hill). All and all it was 16M of riding from 3pm to 2am for Mel and I on the TT bike (the tetanus tandem) *phew*.
It was the last warm day of the fall. The weather was mild and the leaves were gorgeous. Highlights included an intense Nacho eating contest, riding past my old house in Hamden, Dr. K riding the TT by himself from the back seat and the LSV "man time out" we gave tank in Canton. I have to compliment my decision to start of the evening with a delicious Jaritos Mexican soda which I am convinced enabled me to hold off my impending cold despite hours of drinking and biking.
But HOF3:EF was not without incident. Quite the contrary. On the transfer from Cat's Eye to Hull Street the following occurred: One rider popped. The chain on TT Bike dropped. There was quite a bit of quarreling as Arjun, Kirs and I all simultaneously tried to fix it in the middle of the street for about 10 min. Finally, Dr. K. pointed out a better solution and we fixed it in about 20 sec. At least 2 different sets of people crashed into each other resulting in two injured hands, one pair of ripped pants and one pair of peed pants. Here is one of the anonymous riders who went down:
Could we have been safer? Maybe I could have said a few words about moderation as I did at the first HOF? Maybe helmets or lights? Well as my sister once said after a weekend of partying with her friends at a DMB concert:
"We made some good decisions. We made some bad decisions. But they were all decisions and the important thing is that we made them."Anyway some lessons were learned. Chrissy learned what happens when you only lock the front wheel of your bike - tank and Dr.K steal it.