It’s been just about two weeks since my participation in the Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour. So I’ve had time to reflect on the experience. I’m not going to bore you with the minute turn-by-turn details, so here’s my impression of the whole durn thing.
All in all it was a great experience. I knew that it was going to be good going into it, but pre-ride expectations are always different than reality. And some of the preconceptions I had didn’t fit the reality.
For one, I thought the ride was going to be more about the bikes than it actually was. Don’t get me wrong, 95% of the 100 participants rode a vintage British three speed, with Raleighs outnumbering other marquees. And there was a lot of “bike porn”, a lot of bikes to ogle, baggage to nerd over. Most of the ogling/nerding happened at the start and occasionally…
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