What a great day of fucking around with friends. SUPER stoked on the Swap. I started drinking sedimenty beer around 11. Not sure what happened, but the hop bags must’ve exploded up in those kegs, because I had hop floaties all up in that shit. Pro tip #1: Make sure you have enough gas for your kettle so you ain’t gotta dry hop if you weren’t planning on it. Live and learn, I suppose.
Friends started rolling in just before noon and kept a steady pace throughout the day. Beer was flowing, sandwiches were going, people were hanging, and we even got to play a few games of foot down. Ohh yeah, and bike stuff was traded, bought, and sold. Here’s the stuff I scored:
The last dude rolled out at about 8pm or so. After that, it was time to lock the front doors and head up to the bell tower.
Finishing that pitcher, we headed out of the church for the first time in several hours. After a few celebratory beers and rounds of Star Trek at Molotov’s, it was back to the tower for more beer and a little bell ringing.
I ended up sleeping in a small little room that night
Somebody broke into the church and stole my BOB trailer that night, fuckers. I left it out in the main room, not expecting anybody to want to steal that. Guess I was wrong! Fortunately, they didn’t steal my bike, my backpack full of bike parts & some cash, or the donated bike parts, all in the closet. Lazy thieves. . . . Ty’s trailer with four kegs and a CO2 tank were in the main room and left untouched as well.
Besides getting my trailer stolen, everything was super rad. I’m looking forward to doing this again, perhaps with the added element of the ability for folks to post their stuff online in advance of the swap.
More photos on the pictures page