The first 'group' ride I went on was to Belmont Plateau. It wasn't a far ride at all, but I had just gotten my license and barely had my bearings on my bike. On the way there, I stalled out at every other light. Actually, more like each and every light. But, riding around Fairmount Park and ending up on this hill felt like a victory at the time.

That was a few years ago. But the Plateau isn't far from where DCar and I live now, so we try to end rides here often and take in the view of the city. This time, we went for a cruise on DCar's Sportster and took a little detour on the way home.