Despite the threat of rain the turnout for this year’s Fall Social was robust. Nine folks did the Three Bears ride and six of us went to the Rosie the Riveter monument out by the Bay; another five folks showed up to dine and chat. After a few diffident years, this year’s Rosie ride had a surge in attendance including Howard Neckel, one of the original members of our club. It was great catching up with Howard and meeting his boyfriend George (that’s boyfriend, not Boy). Laura did an impeccable job leading the ride, doing her best ALC imitation (“Slowing! Stopping!”) and making sure we didn’t get lost in the confusion of paths along the Richmond shoreline. Unfortunately she had to skedaddle to another commitment and couldn’t make it back to Phil’s for the meal.
Phil did another consummate job barbecuing the turkey in what has become a Different Spokes tradition. A minor miracle led to people bringing an equal distribution of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts. And they were all delicious! Although the day started out cloudy and somewhat dreary, it cleared up by midday so that our al fresco dining was actually warm and delightful on Phil’s patio. Thanks to all who helped make it another success!