Saturday, July 12, 2014
Thirst Quencher 5000
A hot ride to Brooklyn. I take a break after doing a lap in Prospect Park. The sweltering summer sun beats down on me. God I need a refresher. The farmers' market is closing down, but thankfully a man is peddling mint ice team flavored with maple syrup. "I need some of your refresher" I say. For a $1.50 I get a generous cup filled with the cooling refresher. I take a sip and I'm delighted by the slight tartness, yet the natural sweetness and the numbing mint. What a great refresher. But it's not enough. Then I notice two pre-adolescent young men on their bikes. They have some sort of juice or concoction in little plastic jugs. Then I see another young girl walking around with another one of those plastic jugs! I realize there very well might be some sort of free giveaway, but I don't see anything in sight. Then, from a distance, I spot it. I ride over and two young men are giving away Hubert Lemonades, made from fresh lemons grown in Florida. I take a strawberry and an original. A nice beverage, a nice refresher.