The Half-fast Cycling Club is a ragtag group of bicyclists who care more about having fun than going fast, but do like both. There is no membership list and most of its members have never heard of the club. You may already be a member.
Your correspondent named the club and tried to talk another member into joining him on this epic journey. Some of the other club members have been on epic journeys of their own, riding in Spain, France, Italy, and New Zealand.
Why do we ride bikes? To paraphrase the bandit leader from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: Reasons? We ain’t got no reasons. We don’t need no reasons. We don’t have to show you any stinking reasons!
Your correspondent is the de facto club representative on this coast-to-coast ride.
We found this somewhere (we think we wrote it last year) and decided to reprint it (updated) here: we are a group of friends who ride bikes. Some of us are fast, some of us are slow, all of us are half-fast. In 2018, one of us rode coast to coast across the US. If we meet Sal Paradise, we’ll let you know. (We didn’t meet him in 2018 so we’ll go looking for him again in 2022 – update…no sign of Sal again – if you meet him, let us know.)
Our motto: We may not be fast, but we’re definitely half-fast.
Our slogan: When the going gets tough,
the half-fast go for a beer.