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Surrounded by Bikers at the Farmers Market

Today, as I was walking home from jury duty, I noticed a plethora of professional biker’s vehicles weaving all dazed and confused through the Saint Paul rush hour traffic.

As I approached my parking spot in the St. Paul Farmers Market I noticed that block after block was barricaded and the biker density seemed to be increasing. By the time I arrived at the lot I was totally surrounded. Turns out my parking spot was ground zero for Stage 1- St. Paul Lowertown Criterium of the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t stick around for the evening’s festivities, but lucky for you they continue at various locations around the river valley until the 15th. Check the schedule . Also, you can follow the Nature Valley Grand Prix on Twitter.

Music. Bikes. Twitter.

How cool is that?


8 Comments so far

  1. Erica M (ericam) on June 12th, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

    I accidentally happened across a Nature Valley Grand Prix event last summer when I showed up at Peavey Plaza for something else entirely. It’s pretty cool!

  2. David (jacc) on June 12th, 2008 @ 10:33 pm

    Erica, all the bikers were cute. The first thing I noticed as I stood amongst them was many of the guys seemed 5’6 and many of the women seemed 5’10, both had calves like three people combined.

  3. adissipare on June 13th, 2008 @ 9:23 am

    I watched from under trees. The riders casual, then hurrying, the peleton a shimmering network that ceaslessly blurred, rushed forward, moved apart, and formed again. I did not see her among them but I will look for her again within the lostempyre.

  4. David (jacc) on June 13th, 2008 @ 9:54 am

    adissipare – Poetic. Maybe you’ll get your chance again tonight at Peavey Plaza in Minneapolis.

  5. adissipare on June 13th, 2008 @ 10:03 am

    If you see the most beautiful woman God and his angels, in all their generosity and love of mankind, have ever placed on this earth, please let me know. I know she has misunderstood me, but love is a force as great as the peleton and, for this, I will travel the lostempyre from one end to other, I will crawl through mud, but I will find her.

  6. Erica M (ericam) on June 13th, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    Uh… what?

  7. David (jacc) on June 13th, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    "but love is a force as great as the peleton "

    I have rarely found love to be efficient.

  8. adissipare on June 13th, 2008 @ 11:40 pm

    Love is efficient in the same way a hurricane is efficient — and we derive our greatest pleasures not from sensibility but from the senseless. The city of Minneapolis is a wonder, but for me an empty one. I did not find her again tonight. My torment continues. I think it is true that the ordeals that possess our hearts may be more exhausting than the ordeals that tire our bodies. There is a training camp in Austin she may be headed towards. I will follow her there. Too bad. This would have been a wonderful place to raise a family. I will write you again from Texas as I search the lostempyre.

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