Reminisce, Bike Jousters
2010 was the last time Richmond, Virginia's bike gang, the Cutthroats, held their famed Slaugherama at Belle Isle, one of the most popular outdoor hang-outs in our little Southern city. By that point, Slaughterama had been going seven years strong. This day of bicycle jousting and PBR slugging usually occurred the first weekend in April. Students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) needed their last real release before exams and final projects. All other in-the-know Richmonders just wanted a way to celebrate bikes and beer. It was springtime and the lazy days of summer were not too far away. There wouldn't be another break like this one 'til Memorial Day.
Now it's summertime and the faster-paced days of autumn are not too far away. It's another crux in our personal timelines. What are we waiting for? July 4th? Labor Day? Something else?