Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kevin Unck Memorial Ride...

The memorial ride in honor of Kevin's life was run without a hitch this morning. We could not have ordered a more beautiful morning for such a tribute. Well over two hundred (maybe even over three hundred) riders came out, some who knew Kevin personally, others who simply wanted to pay their respects in memory of a fallen fellow rider. Before the ride pulled out Corey, from Coates, said a few emotional words, as did a rider from the Cycling Connection (Billy Corn perhaps), and finally, [Laura] Armstrong read a couple moving poems picked by Kevin's wife for the occasion. A sedate pace was set by Kevin's team-mates from the Back Abbey team, and everyone was content to roll along in their wake. It was a fitting tribute to a fellow rider, and I felt honored to have been a part of it, and proud that so many others from our cycling community were compelled to play a part. My thoughts are with everyone attending the memorial at Pomona College this afternoon.

Riders beginning to gather:

 Back Abbey riders leading out:

200, 300 riders up the road, or back behind:

The remainder of the photos, showing the group descending Padua Avenue in Claremont, as well as a few others, have been moved in an effort to save space. They can still be viewed however, on my Facebook page here.

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