For some reason or another this year's Bloomin' Metric was being held a month late which was great for me because it's always the same weekend as the Farmer's Daughter Gravel Grinder up in Chatham, NY. Since it was being held so late and the weather forecast was saying it was going to be a superb day, I decided to ride from my house down to Sherwood Island where I would meet my Dad and do the 40K ride with him and then ride home.
Then I found my dad and a friend of his
There were many booths and lots of swag to be had. I gave everything to my dad because I didn't want to carry it on my ride back to Newtown.
Great day on the bike!