Near the end of Tuesday Night Surprise ride, the leader asks: "Does anybody want to stop for ice cream?" Seattle's been in the nineties, it seemed reasonable to want something cold to eat.
Somehow, all at once the women riders say, "No". The men don't even have a chance to consider their reply. Stifled, I ask out loud: "What about my vote?" People laugh…
But then following the vote, the ride leader announces that instead we'll be going to get ice cream after the ride is over. So, about 20 minutes later, post-official ride, those women interested to venture to Ben & Jerry's come along with us.
What I notice is the skinniest women on our ride are only ordering sorbets or low-fat yogurts.