Sunday, December 16, 2007

Kenny's Route

The B Team is usually up at the crack of dawn on Sunday going for a 3 to 4 hour ride. Today it was a unanimous decision to do Kenny's favorite route. You see Kenny didn't make all the rides, but once you said you were going to ride Romero Canyon he would always show up. He enjoyed going up Romero, cutting across East Camino Cielo and down Gibralter and through Rocky Nook Park. Well, that's what we did, and I for one can say it was a glorious day. A terrific way to remember Kenny and as hard as it was, say a good bye to him. The group is calling Romero Canyon "Kenny's Trail" from now on and below is Matt's description of the day and some photos. We are also lucky enough to have a real photographer on the B Team. No offense Matt, and you can view the photos Carson took at his blog. We are in the process of creating a fund to help out Heidi and the kids, check back soon, it should be set up this week.

Hello,

Well, we had a great ride up Romero this morning. No doubt the biggest MTB group we've ever had, I think we ended up with 18 total. We rode pretty easy and regrouped frequently. Kenny would've loved it! We told lots of funny stories about Kenny and thought about him a lot. We laughed a bunch, and got a little teary eyed a few times, but the mood wasn't somber. Instead, I think we all thought about how lucky we are to be able to ride these beautiful trails with our friends every weekend, and how we can't take anything for granted in this life. In many ways it was a typical Sunday ride, but it felt way more important than that.

In an ironic example of how the world keeps turning whether you're ready or not, Aaron Long and his wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl this weekend. Congratulations Aaron.


Hope all is well.


Matt
Here are a few more photos of the guys on Westfork, courtesy of Paul

2 comments:

Wheels said...

Guys thanks very much for waiting up for me today. Remembering Kenny this way was very meaningful. Enjoy The Ride!

Esq. said...

Wheels,

Thanks for your good words and this good work on Kenny's and the team's behalf. And thanks for taking a Sunday morning away from your church with your family to spend it in "service" with us to honor Kenny. Wow, from zero riding to two days in row of 7+ hours of total riding. It won't be long 'til we'll be singing your new theme song, "This Wheel's On Fire" (the Bob Dylan/Rick Danko song, circa 1967 and as preferably sung by The Band--checkout the apropos lyrics at:

http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/wheel.html).

Keep up the good work!

Esq.