This is a pretty fun midnight-to-sunrise bike ride through Chicago that I thoroughly enjoy every year. Unfortunately, I don’t exactly look forward to it. There’s s little too much drama involved in the preparation (i.e. registering, paying, packing, transporting the bikes, meeting up with others, etc.). There’s just so much stress that it almost ruins the whole experience, which is pretty awesome to begin with.
But it was slightly better this year because this was the first time that my sister went along for the ride. I was glad she enjoyed it too. She got a firsthand glimpse of the stupid stress caused by some other family members involved. After starting & finishing 2 hours earlier than last year, waiting for the sunrise at buckingham fountain was much longer this time. After that, there’s always a bit of confusion about where to eat and how to get there. By then, everyone was dead tired. I know I sure was.
Afterward, I crashed on the nearest couch and remained unconscious for the next 6 hours. Then we ate and watched Spain win the world cup. By the time we got home, it was like 5:something. The day was pretty much over. I think that’s the part I hate the most about this ride; it eats up the entire weekend and leaves my butt really sore. I have more of a problem with the lack of free time, but at least the sore muscles mean I exercised.