Last night was really, really fun. I hadn't done the blogger meetup thing before, but it wasn't weird at all - well, maybe for a minute or so. (The beer helped). Of course we already knew some of each others' stories so it wasn't like meeting a complete stranger or anything. We found we had a lot in common, and ended up chatting and laughing for about 4 hours. Unfortunately for anyone reading, most of what we talked about is unbloggable - sorry! Have to protect anonymity and all that.
At the end of the night the weather was so foul, I was actually disappointed that my bike hadn't been stolen. I rode home in a freezing downpour. Uphill. With the wind against me. In my jeans. Not smart. I almost pulled over and changed into my lycra leggings by the side of the road - but I wasn't quite that drunk. Luckily there were several other drunk cyclists to talk to for most of the way home. One of them had a fixed gear bike and fell off twice within 3 blocks (1 stumble and 1 endo). He just jumped straight back on though. His friend was very very chatty (high, I think), and another guy was shouting a cheerful "hola!" to all and sundry. By the time I got home I looked like I'd cycled through a lake.
Totally worth it!
It would be really really fun to get a bigger group together some time. I can't leave the country until I get my permanent resident card back in my new name, so it will have to wait for a few months at the very least. But we should definitely do it!
Anyone visiting Canada soon?
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