Saturday, July 28, 2007

Margaritas and Mineola

Man, I have some catching up to do.

Thursday night, I met up with Blink, a super sweet triathlete and blogger and his wife JazzyB, and Andrea, MacGyver (aka Jack), and Andy. We headed out to the one-horse town of Mineola, IA for the Taco Ride. It was a BLAST. Loved meeting everyone and the atmosphere is something you just have to experience for yourself. Where else (besides maybe RAGBRAI) could you experience tiki torch toting bike trailers, really drunk, Lycra-clad Karaoke singers, and a steakhouse full of sweaty cyclists all in the same evening?

It was super fun. As Blink mentioned in his post, he was so kind as to rig up JazzyB with a head lamp that was almost as bright as the sun and a jimmy-rigged flashlight on her handlebars that he secured with duct tape. She pretty much looked like daylight! He also rigged up a flashlight to his own bike as well. Safety first!


Blink and JazzyB - ready to ride off into the night.

It was a lot of fun, although on his blog, Blink did accuse Andy and I of a blocking penalty. I would like to deny these allegations as there was no way Blink was going to have the legs to pass us after the Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich that he put down at dinner. Just kidding, he is so fast that I am not sure I can think of anything that would slow him down!

I also have to say that 6 tacos and a pitcher of margaritas for $16 is very nice indeed.


blink140pnt6 said...

Sweet? now how am I supposed to be intimidating when you discribe me as super sweet? Just kidding you know how I roll. :)

Thanks again for joining us, and I'll have you know that the sandwich didn't slow me down, it was the Frech fries, fried cheese balls, mushrooms, jalapeno poppers...etc.

Lets do it again.

kt said...

Blink, feel the slang. Try rereading the sentence and inserting "awesome" or "fast" for "sweet". Does that help? I wouldn't call you sweet for fear your competitors would cease to be intimidated! =0)

blink140pnt6 said...

It does, but I still think you and Andy were blocking (as per USAT rules).

So it's going to be a four min. penalty in Margaritaville for both of you on the next go round.

TRI-ROB said...

Sounds like a GREAT time! You guys need to get over to Oregon and parTAY with Drew and I... come hug some trees!

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

One of these days Bigun and I might be able to join ya'll for a Taco ride. ;) Sounds like fun was had by all!!

blink140pnt6 said...

Where is the RR?

Tri-Dummy said...


See you this weekend.

We'll need to get a group pic...send me your email and I'll email you my cell.