Day 3: Humble pie isn’t so bad

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.

One Reply to “Day 3: Humble pie isn’t so bad”

  1. You guys are awesome!! Sorry it’s taken so long to comment; just got into your blog for the 1st time now (at work…short break). Quick update on Grandma B – although she appears to have cancer throughout her body, her oncologist is quite optimistic that she’s going to be OK…he has placed her on several new meds that are supposed to clean up the cancer cells. Encouragingly, she got up yesterday (Thur) and said something like, “I’m going to fight this and not take it lying down and promptly started vacuuming the house!! Go Granny, go Granny, GOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please keep praying, especially for Mom C as there remain many family issues that are unresolved. Mom gets back home June 17 – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…batching it is not my thing!!

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