What started as good intentions to complete #Reverb10 quickly melted away with my over 300 hour work month called December. That being said, there were a lot of good prompts for Reverb10 and I want to complete it, so I’m picking up where I left off.
#Reverb10 – December 9 Prompt – Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Karen Walrond)
I don’t think I attended any parties in 2010, but that’s ok, because I attended other events that were far better than a party. I went to 3 Tour de Cures. My favorite, and really the highlight of my year this year was the Tucson Tour de Cure.
I met so many people and I connected in a different way this year, I don’t know what it was, but it was different. There’s something about leaving that tour, friending people on facebook, still being in contact with them 9 months later, and knowing that if I ever go back to Tucson, I have places to stay.
In reality, it’s those kinds of events that I look forward to, not a “party” persay. Actually, it really is a party. I guess it all depends on how you define party. All you need are people and food and a common interest and that’s all there when I go to a Tour de Cure.
We dress up in our spandex shorts and colorful jerseys and we take our party out on the road. We mingle in groups and talk about what got us into cycling and more specifically why we’re riding in the Tour de Cure. We meet new people with similar interests as ours but with completely different back stories. We stop for food and drink and then we continue riding. When it’s all said and done, we gather over a meal and we get to tell the stories of the group we were with.