Cycling Wedding

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Yesterday I rode the 35 miles over to Lawrence and met up with Joseph, Matt and Brian on the River Road.  I got back just in time to shower and head over to Kansas City for a couple friends wedding.

Alicia Strawder & Benn Stover got married last night.  Benn was a team mate a few years ago and is now a student at KU, not that he isn’t racing bikes still.

The wedding was held at an old building at Wyandotte Lake.  It was a super cool setting and an unbelievable night.  Perfect temperatures, super sunset, friends and family.

The ceremony was just a part of the evening.  It was short, but beautiful.  The guy marrying them had his best line last.  He said something like, “By the powers given to me by the State of Kansas, and the Internet, I pronounce you husband and wife.”

Both Benn and Alicia were very relaxed during  the the ceremony.  Very chill.  It was very unstressful. Lots of laughing, smiles, just talking with friends.  Lots of stories, music, both live and a DJ.  It was nice.

I think Alicia made all the arrangements for the wedding.  Chainrings, cassettes holding candles. Super creative and fun.  (Benn might have helped some.)  It felt down home and natural.

Anyway, they both seemed very happy and easy with each other, which is great.

Today is another perfect fall day, minus the oak mite infestation.  Brian and Bill went and did a local mountain bike race.  The rest of us are riding on the road at 12:30 for our house.  It is supposed to be in the mid 70’s and calm.  Pretty nice.

Alicia and Benn.

Alicia and Benn.

The building was built during FDR's time.

The building was built during FDR’s time.

I love old architecture.

I love old architecture.

Pretty creative.

Pretty creative.

There was a potato buffet, but this was more popular.

There was a potato buffet, but this was more popular.

Benn was two-fisting later in the evening.   He was actually getting used to the devoted husband role.

Benn was two-fisting later in the evening. He was actually getting used to the devoted husband role.

 

 

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