Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour 2015 – Day One

IMG_9029 The first day of the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour always starts with a rather involved ceremony.  Several lead the festivities, but we all participate.  It involves responsive reading, cheering, and singing.  It also involves the blessing of the bicycles and a message from the Queen.  Red Wing locals must figure suffering this kind of odd behavior from the nutters is an acceptable trade for the money we leave behind in their taverns on Friday and Sunday nights.

IMG_9039Then we take to the open roads.  We take our creature comforts, wear our natty attire, and we tour.  We ride on paved and non-paved roads, we climb and descend, and we do some epic lollygagging.

IMG_9045 IMG_9047 IMG_9053 IMG_9058 IMG_9079 IMG_9081 IMG_9087 We take in the sights, do some hike-a-bike sessions, and pose on vast vistas.

IMG_9090 IMG_9094 IMG_9100 IMG_9105 IMG_9115 IMG_9116 We stop at shops along the way, purchase souvenirs, and acquire goods needed for tomorrow’s “brew-up” at Lake City.  All around were pleasant sights and pleasant people who seem to enjoy them in the same way me and my friends do.  Community, club, or cult?

IMG_9117We ended the day at the historic Anderson House Hotel in Wabasha, MN, and we prepared ourselves for another day of lollygagging to come.

2 thoughts on “Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour 2015 – Day One

  1. Pingback: Next year! | The Early Morning Cyclist

  2. Looks like y’all had a ball. What a really cool group of like-minded folks.
    I miss the camaraderie from my Texas friends 🙂
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace 🙂

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