Vive le Flickr! Some photos up from today’s ride. More on the way, once we wake from our sugar comas.
Amelia does her impersonation of Marie Antoinette, post-guillotine. You can buy a t-shirt or register on-line until 10 PM tonight. And you can register tomorrow morning and get a T-shirt starting at 8 AM at Homewood French Market, next to the Homewood Kitchen Gardens booth. Rendez-vous demain!
The guillotine was invented by Joseph Ignace Guillotin, a professor of anatomy in Paris. In 1791, the newly formed National Assembly voted a law to use it as the new execution device. This method was considered more humane as the victim only felt a small breeze on his neck before his head was cut off. The guillotine was used until 1977 in France.
Ah, Marie…you are a cake eating vixen! Make sure you’re holding your spot for Saturday here: goo.gl/1Swfh
You click. You ride. You eat cake.
Paul’s Number 1! Only 20 more spots. So do this—if you want to go, register and pay on-line right here. $15 for registration, $15 for the TOTALLY RAD T-shirt.
The Tour de Donut is this Saturday in Staunton, Ill.; cyclists race over 30 miles and receive time bonuses for each donut eaten at stations on the course. Perhaps in salute we shall preview the Bastille Day Ride course, and its selection of cakes, giving ourselves a bonus of not mowing the lawn instead.
Heads won’t be the only things rolling at the Bastille Day Ride, brought to you by your intrepid friends at Homewood-Flossmoor Bike Fun Strike Force!
Although Bastille Day was not the actual day that Marie Antoinette was beheaded, it was still not a very good day for her. Also, she probably did NOT say, “Let them eat cake,” but she was executed, in part, because she was thought to be a tart. So close enough.
Join us July 16th for a fantastic, rolling tour through the area’s beautiful neighborhoods. Along the way, we will stop for cakes and confections provided to us by happy, singing French people in little berets. Or at least happy, willing vendors.
The event starts at Homewood’s French Market, located in the Village Hall Parking Lot, at Chestnut Rd & Harwood Ave. in Homewood. This leisurely ride will be good for all ages (children must be able to ride in the street) and abilities.
Date & Time: July 16, 10:30 AM—1 PM
Distance: 8 easy miles punctuated with cake
Cost: $15 (Proceeds will buy bike parking racks for the French Market!)
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 708/365-9365.