Jake is a very happy and very tired RoadDog. Wow, what a weekend!
We had fantastic weather and fantastic turnouts Saturday and Sunday as our bike club hosted back to back runs.
On Saturday, more than 90 bikes showed up in Mahone Bay for the MMTA Pet Food Run. I haven’t heard the numbers yet, but from the number of people lined up at SHAID at the end of the ride the event must have raised a lot of much-needed cash and supplies for the animal shelter. To any of you who contributed, a heartfelt thanks.
Jake had a wonderful day. He was just so, so happy to see all the bikes and his bike club friends after a long winter. Steve and I see people periodically throughout the cold months, but Jake doesn’t get that chance so he was really excited to see everyone again. He bounded from person to person, twitching his tail and doing his happy dance. It doesn’t get any better for our boy than a great ride in the sunshine with a whole lot of bikes and friends that ends with a Timbit, this one courtesy of the shelter. I’m pretty sure he slept with a smile on his face Saturday night.
The club had an amazing turnout on Sunday for our annual memorial ride. More than 60 bikes showed up to remember fallen riders on another stellar sunny day. We don’t take Jake on that ride — it’s the one ride of the year when he stays at home, largely because there’s a brief service at the end of the ride and he’s not so good at the peace and serenity thing. However, we then returned home, picked up our boy and ended up in Western Shore, where the three of us enjoyed lobster sandwiches which seemed to make up for everything. Jake does love lobster.
All in all, it was a great weekend for all three of us. Maybe we all slept with smiles on our faces.