Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Dave and Beth finally tied the knot. Nuptials were exchanged in a private ceremony earlier this month, and they held a reception this past Sunday. I've been to quite a few wedding receptions, but none like this one. You see, Dave and Beth are both avid cyclists. In fact, a few years ago Beth completed a trans Rockies tour (Canada to Mexico) with minimal support, riding solo for much of the ride. She also does an occasional MTB race. Dave participates in all manner of cycling - road and off-road racing, hillclimbs, epic rides, you name it. So it is only fitting that cycling be a central theme to their reception.
The reception began with a bicycle procession from Mile Away Restaurant in Milford, NH, down to Milford center for a couple laps around the oval before heading back to the reception at Mile Away. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. They were on their tandem replete with tin cans dragging behind and a "Just Married" sign on the bars. Over 60 riders joined in the procession. Cathy and I were on our tandem as well as one other couple. Motorists on this fairly busy Sunday afternoon seemed to be quite receptive to our taking a lane. It was a sight to behold.
The rest of the afternoon was quite entertaining with yummy eats. I'll have to ask Dave about the cake when he gets back. They found a perfect replica of a Cannondale TT bike. The groom character appears to be reaching for the bike, but the bride character is restraining him. I wonder who came up with that?
Anyway, Beth and Dave are touring upstate New York right now on their tandem with a BOB trailer. I'm happy for both of them and wish them the best on their journey though life together.
Center Piece from our table we won
Cards in the pannier, gifts in the BOB trailer