Rain! A Rally Organizer’s nightmare. Rain, or just the mere suggestion of rain in the forecast causes mature adults to act irrationally.
Our twentieth edition of the Georgia Tandem Rally, and a three day pre-tour for twenty teams, took place last week under the threat of less than perfect weather conditions. Everyone who decided to attend got lucky and those who cancelled missed out on all the fun, and some pretty decent riding conditions.
We had scheduled six days of riding, and our pre-tour group rode through (only) twenty miles of rain. Luckily it was about 70 degrees so everyone was able to stay warm enough. Spirits were high, and there were lots of smiles as our teams rolled into Covington.
Athens hosted the weekend, rain-free rally. I’ll qualify that a bit, we did have some rain in the evenings and during the night, but none during our riding times. In fact, the overcast skies worked in our favor as our riding temps were quite pleasant.
After 20th Anniversary jerseys were delivered to most of the teams (in central Florida) who decided not to attend the rally, they gathered for a ride and the stokers hung their heads in shame for this photo. We hope to see them next year.
In a few days we’ll be off to Virginia to attend the Eastern Tandem Rally and Bike Virginia. Stay tuned for all of the photos and fun. You can follow this blog and it will come into your email each time we post, just click the FOLLOW button on the upper right side of the page!