Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Gainesville, FL (10 mi / 16 km)
I did not want to take a rest day at first. Nathan suggested that it might be prudent. He was right. We hung out with Sam and his roommate Adam. We talked about big life things and he cooked us dinner. We chilled out and met up with our Gainesville cycling guru, Joel. He gave us tons of tips and took us to a bike shop. We did end up getting clip in (clipless/SPD) pedals, but not much else. It wasn’t the friendliest or most helpful shop we’ve been to. We missed our Orange Cycle friends. They’ve spoiled us. But Joel gave us the hook up and took us out riding on a “recovery” ride. Joel is an excellent cyclist. I am a novice. The Hawthorne trail was beautiful, but there are a lot of hills. A 10-mile recovery ride wasn’t quite what we had in mind. So I’m recovering as I write this.