this is also much overdue. in july i rode my first ever century ride. that's right 100 miles. this was an chicago district rei employee ride. man was this fun! i love my friends, co-workers, and my bike. things like this make life worth living. i still think one of the best parts... well if not the best the funniest... was when greg got a flat in front of a bar trying to do a bikini babe car wash. the elk in elk grove village were pretty spectacular too, i never knew that elk grove actually had elk. did you? it was a day of strengthening bonds with good friends and making new one's with new friends.