Friday, March 16, 2007

~ And There Were Drinks All Around ~

Theme: Drink ** Become a Photo Hunter ** View Blogroll

A small group of the Mountain Shadow Rider's (MSR) took a ride this last Saturday after our monthly meeting. I wrote about it just before this post. We took off about 11:15am and I got back at 3pm. It was a nice long ride. While down in Canon City, we stopped at Coyote's Coffee Den for a quick bite to eat. We had rain threatening to dump on us in the distance.

The main reason for stopping at the Coyote's Coffee Den is that they were one of our sponsors for our very successful 2006 Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. I know I will stop there again the next time in Canon City. They have cozy southwestern decor and it was very pleasant to sit there and have a lunch. I can highly recommend their food. I got half a sandwich with the "works" and I wasn't one bit disappointed. It was very healthy and yummy.

Thanks to the Coyote's Coffee Den and all our other sponsors, the Mountain Shadow Riders broke all previous records by earning over $5,700. All of which went to the local affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This was MSR's sixth year with this fundraiser. Over 230 people registered for the run and over 100 businesses and merchants donated over $3,000 in prizes. We owe a huge "Thank You" to everyone who helped.

We will be doing the 2007 Breast Cancer Awareness Ride again in October. Anyone who lives in Colorado Springs be on the lookout for the flyers all over town in late summer.

The group was very willing to help me with this week's theme. So everyone grabbed their drinks - soda's & coffee's - and gathered around so I could get a pic. Aren't they great? Thanks everyone for helping me out.


And because I was holding the camera, here I am with my drink of soda. As I mentioned in my previous post, we did manage to get back without getting rained on. It downpoured an hour after I got home, whew!! I hope everyone else got home before it rained on them. I know a few had errands to do before heading to their homes. One of the ladies had a bike that kept cutting out on her and she wanted to get it in the shop pronto.

Wishing everyone a great weekend,

Biker Betty :)



53 comments:

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

Looks like a lot of fun!!

Ma said...

Great photos! Looks like a fun bunch to hang out with. I haven't ridden for a long time. The last time I rode was back in the the early nineties.

Thanks for dropping by.

Toni said...

What a great way to raise money for such an important cause. That looks like a pretty fun crew you rode with.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Everyone looks like they had a blast. What a fun way to raise money for a wonderful cause. It looks like a great group of people. Thanks for sharing your photos.

Linda said...

What a great presentation of the theme and a great way to raise money for such a good cause. I lift my glass to you and to your friends!

TNChick said...

you are so clever with tying in these themes with your journey's and your bike!!

Desert Diva said...

Great pictures. Have a wonderful weekend!

Melli said...

LOL! Oh my hubby will CRACK UP when I tell him you stopped for coffee while out riding! (even though 9 times out of 10 he'd probably RATHER be stopping for coffee than beer these days!) He's a big TUFF biker boy... ROFL! Betty, this is a great story, great photos! LOVE it! Looks like y'all had a lot of fun!

Amy in NY said...

Looks like a great day - for a great cause!

Michelle said...

I love seeing how you are going to work the cycles into every theme! Looks like a great group to hang out with! My photos are up!

Vader's Mom said...

Great photos. So glad you made it home before the rain!

Ryan Velting said...

Now does THAT look like fun! And probably a little safer than hitting the bar before getting back out riding!

Thank you for visiting tonight! I appreciate your comments!!

meeyauw said...

I am really impressed and I want to thank you for the great effort and contribution you and your group made. Don't we all know how important it is! Have a wonderful weekend!

Gattina said...

Ah ! I was looking for a drink and on the last picture I saw it ! Why insisting that's a soft drink ? Everybody knows that's not true and that there is a nice beer in the cup, lol ! Bikers with coffee ! phffft !

PowersTwinB said...

what a fun take on this weeks photo hunt! Your blog just sounds like a blast with all your riding! And WOW oh WOW on that great fundriser! thanks for visiting my blog tonight

eph2810 said...

Betty, you crack me up. You always find a situation to get your bike in the photo hunt pictures - I love it :) I am thrilled to read that you have raised $5,700 for the breast cancer foundation...Very cool I have to say.
Have a blessed weekend and stay safe.

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Wow! You are very creative!!! It must be a blast to have that many good friends to ride with...
~~~Blessings~~~

Leesa said...

Wow..sounds like a great trip :)

mar said...

Seems like a great crew, what fun! and a nice pic with all your mugs.
Happy hunt!

Jose said...

I love the way you incorporate your passion for riding into your photo hunt pictures. Ride on and ride safe.

maiylah said...

looks like a fun bunch!
it's always wonderful to stop and have a drink with friends ... :)

Heart of Rachel said...

The Breast Cancer Awareness Ride sounds like a great project. A worthwhile endeavor.

How nice that your friends helped you with your photo this week.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Shoshana said...

Everytime I stop by your blog, it makes me want to get one of own bike...except, how do I fit five kids in one?

I guess I'd have to wait til they can get their own!

My photo is up too.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great bunch of buddies and a great reason to raise some funds!

Good job on The Hunt this week!

Connie said...

Looks like you have a good group of people there to have fun with and to give to such a wonderful charity.

Great photo for today's theme.

Take care,
Connie
My photo is up.

A. said...

Looks like good fun, and a very good cause!

Thanks for visiting :)

letha said...

Looks like loads of fun

Daisy said...

That looks like such a great group of people, and a very good cause! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

pat said...

Looks like you had loads of fun for a really great cause!

Happy Weekend!

Karen said...

Wow, great story and great photos. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment even though my SPH wasn't up yet. (It's up now.)

srp said...

Cheers to all the coffee and soda drinkers... I knew there would be bikes and was not disappointed.
This is a great charity, indeed.

Lazy Daisy said...

I wondered where those bikes would fit it. You always amaze me!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Awesome photos! :)
(as always)

Barbara H. said...

What a great project! And a fun time, too. The Coffee Den sounds like a great place.

amy said...

that does look like fun. great photos and Im glad your posted some comments

Dragonheart said...

Terrific photos. :) The Breast Cancer Awareness Ride sounds like a great event. My humans take part in the CIBC Run for the Cure for breast cancer every year.

Lauren S. said...

Looks like a fun stop and great friends!

Sarah said...

Looks like fun, great that everyone helped you out with the theme!

Mummy B said...

Looks like a wonderful drink with friends :) Thankyou for sharing!

Frances said...

Girl you are awesome in your riding gear.
Cheers!
Have a marvelous St. Paddy's.
Thanks for visiting,
Frances

Lisa Renee said...

That is so awesome that you participated in helping with Breast Cancer and it looks like everyone had a great time. Glad you missed the rain and thanks for visiting me.

:-)

LoveMyStarr said...

Great job on breaking the record! Sounds like a fun trip!

YellowRose said...

Great photos! Nice that everyone got involved with the hunt!!

Happy Saturday!

PLANET3RRY said...

Drinks, Fellowship and a ride how fun is that!

jean said...

What a win-win. Lots of fun and a really worthy cause. ... and great pictures.

Wishing you happy days ahead

Teena said...

Nice group cooperation :)

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Laurie & Chris said...

Great pictures for a great cause. Hope you have a good weekend.

AMAZING GRACIE said...

Bety - You have a Nanday??? So do I! He's a real pill and I'm the only one he'll let handle him. I've had him since '92 and I could never part with him. I bought him from a man who kept him outside summer and winter, because his wife hated him. He talks a little bit, not much but is very sweet and affection to me, no one else. Occasionally, he'll take a chunk out of my face but it's usually in the spring...Let me know about yours!!!!

Marcia said...

Thanks for stopping by mine. I loved the group photo. . y'all did good raising all that money. Congrats!

LibertyBelle said...

You've captured the spirit of the theme in a great way!
Looks like you had a great time!
Happy Weekend
L
Thanks for stopping by!

TorAa said...

You are so caring; had to tell you.

My first thought when seeing the pic and the theme:: Drink - was a bike needs only a tiny drink...

Have a wonderful week, and a good time in church this Sunday

Sarch said...

A great recap Betty.

I realy enjoy hearing about your rides and gatherings.

Ya'll looked like a happy bunch. I'll bet there was good conversation and it was all for a great cause. Well done.

Hope you have a wonderfull week.

Biker Betty said...

Thanks to all for your kind comments. There does seem to be a misunderstanding, though. I had stated that the Breast Cancer Awareness run was in 2006 and I should have been more clear on that.

The group in the picture wasn't participating in the Breast Cancer run two Saturday's ago. We were out just having fun that day.

The Mountain Shadow Riders did the Breast Cancer Awareness run last October 2006 and it was not two Saturday's ago as quite mistakenly thought.

Sorry for the confusion and have a great week,

Biker Betty :)