Saturday July 14, 2007 I rode my
bike over to Pete's house at 8:15 am. Steve was already at Pete's when I
got there, and our plan for this day was to walk to Rochester Bike Shop (RBS)
to pick up Pete's, Paul's and Steve's bikes. Apparently Steve had
dropped off his bike earlier in the week to get a tune up and it was ready
to be picked up as well. One of the reason we were starting out so
early was to stop off at the Greek Island for breakfast on our way to RBS.
It was a nice morning so the walk to
Greek Island was very pleasant. We each order a version of the
breakfast special. You can't beat the Greek Island for for their
breakfast special, it is tasty and very reasonably priced. Pete
always orders his eggs some strange way. A few of the waitresses
there are used to Pete and it doesn't phase them anymore when he orders
his eggs under easy. Every once in a while we get a new waitress and
they always spend a couple minutes trying to understand Pete and then
explain to him the correct way to order.
After breakfast we continued walking
to RBS. Even though it was a nice morning we didn't run across many
other people out walking on our way to RBS. Time went by fast as we
walked. We kept each other entertained with conversation as we
walked. Once we arrived at the bike shop it didn't take long for Pete and Steve to pay for the
repairs and tune ups. I took Paul's bike and rode it home.
Pete and Steve each rode their own bikes. As I mentioned in an
earlier ride story, Paul's bike rides really nice and it rode even better
after the tune up. I enjoyed riding this bike back to Pete's house.
Steve was joking that he spent more
on the tune up of his old CCM bike than it was actually worth. At some
point Steve is going to get a new bike, it is just a matter of time.
Pete commented that his bike was riding better than normal and they
did a nice job of truing up Pete's rear wheel. I wonder how long it
will take for Pete to crash into something causing the wheel to get out of
round again. Pete's normal aggressive nature just doesn't work well
when it comes to bike riding. His bike just isn't sturdy enough for
what Pete dishes out.
Obviously the trip home was much
quicker on bikes than the trip walking to RBS earlier. It only took
us a few minutes to ride back to Pete's house. We got back to Pete's
around 10:15 am and after the short 2.4 mile ride back to my house it was
around 10:30 am. A nice walk, breakfast and a short bike ride and my
family still isn't out of bed yet.
Following are the statistics from this ride, from the
speedometer on my bike 4.95 miles, 24.5 max speed, 12.6 mph average speed
(15.2 mph avg for just the ride over to Pete's house). Including the
approximate 5.5 miles from the bike shop the total distance for me this
day was 10.4 miles.