May 25th is Towel Day, an annual international celebration of the life of Douglas Adams, (1952 to 2001) perhaps best know for Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy and Dirks Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Since it falls on a Thursday we will celebrate on the Saturday before so more can take part. We'll start at Go Moto, do a parkway ride down to south Minneapolis and end up at Merlin's Rest so we can tip back a British one to his memory and maybe have a meat pie. (If you have never been , it's as close to a real pub as you can get in this town.) If you want I'm sure we can fit in a reading or two.This really is an international event, check out towelday.org. As we get closer to the ride date I'll add more detail, like the rout. At the request of Go Moto motorcycles are also invited. This is a 30 MPH ride. Hope to see you there. Bring a towel and "DON'T PANIC."
I have been remiss in my organizer duties because of strange work hours but I hope to correct that with this writing. I will make this my same old spring ride with the regular rout. From Go Moto we'll go Weber, Victory Memorial, Theo Wirth, Calhoun, Harriet, Minnehaha at least to Minnehaha Avenue and then north to Lake Street or continue over to West River, with a short detour and than Lake Street west to 36th. We can discuss it before we set off. Latest weather forecast looks good. Now, as to towel etiquette: You may wear the towel most any way you want, turban like, around you neck, or around your waist. (I would wear some pants on the last one or you might find the ride a bit uncomfortable.) It is the mire presence of the towel that will help you on the journey. Color is also and option. I will wear it on my neck with a rubber band to keep it in place during the ride. Kick stands go up at 2 PM.