We extended our weekend back to Thursday. Sort of. Tim's work had their summer event, a nice rooftop dinner, and I proceeded to work on having the best hangover ever on Friday. That made for a rough start to the weekend. I never really got 'drunk', I just got sick. Never again! Have you heard that before??? Friday I had the pleasure of spending some bonus time with my amazing friend Gina and her little guy Calvin. I had to ride my bike first to try to work out the cobwebs from the night prior.
And then we were off to the cabin for RAMHOOD. This was the 4th annual Butler RAMHOOD (Ride around Mt. Hood). We also provided a HAMHOOD (Half way around Mt. Hood) for those not inspired to circumvent the mountain. Departure time: 9 a.m. We were changing it up a bit this year and going clockwise. It was a small group for the full RAM, but great weather and great views made it as enjoyable as ever.
Although rider participating was lower this year than in the past years, the post-party was well attended. We had a record 20 people for dinner and 20 guests overnight, although 3 people camped in tents. Our good friends, the Weymillers, with their 3 kids, were in attendance for the party, passing through on their annual trek home from Sunriver to Buckley. And we had some late joiners that really wanted to just ride on Sunday. It was great!
Sunday, everyone went their own directions. Some driving home, some off to hike, some to road ride, but the Butlers did what they love to do most of all: mountain bike. Lisa and Doug were the only ones to join us, but we had an amazing ride on one of our favorite loops that has been recently cleared, so our first time this season. An awesome weekend! And to think all of this fun started with a really bad hangover!