Are you ready for this month’s Irish Green Ride?
Ireland is a land known for its beautiful countryside, its tasty brews, and the warmth of its people. But what sets this country apart more than most, is the way the stories, the pain, and struggles of the Irish people are woven into song, literature, poetry, drama, and just everyday pub banter.
We spoke about story and its place at our Friday night rides, but when it comes to the shear art of storytelling the Irish are masters. Whether it’s a poem by Seamus Heaney (The Blackbird of Glanmore), that touches upon the life of his brother, James Joyce’s Ulysses describing a day in the life of Dublin, the shear grit of the The Cranberries’ Zombie, or just a story told to a stranger in a pub the importance of story is what it means to be Irish.
As any one who has been on our Lord Mayor’s ride know the Lord Mayor will strike up a conversation with just about every rider, stopping at intersections to chat it up with any and all San Joseans.
So for this month’s Irish Green ride lets keep this theme going. Share the warmth. Share the gift of story. Make new friends. Do like a Dubliner. Strike up a conversation with a stranger. Connect with one another.
Yes its a bike ride. Yes its a party. But its just another way to connect with your neighbor. Another way to connect with a stranger.
Happy St. Patricks’s Day!
This week we are all Irish.
Remember Route details released on Thursday.