On Sunday June 5, 2005 we did an
early afternoon ride. Joining me were Tom, Pete and Steve. Bob was
planning to Kayak out at Spencer Park so he didnít ride with us this day.
The weather was perfect, actually a bit on the warm side. It ended up
being right around 90įF by the time we finished.
Tom had to go into work Sunday
morning, but he was done and arrived at my house just a little after 11:30
am with his son Andy. Andy stayed at the house and hung out with Max for
a few hours while we were out riding. Both Pete and Steve were planning
to join us. Once I heard Steve was coming I didnít bother to bring my
camera, I knew Steve would take plenty of pictures. Once I get the CD
from Steve I will post a link to all the pictures from this day. We
planned to meet Pete and Steve at Brewster School around 11:45 am. Tomís
bike tires were a bit low on air so I got out my little air compressor
that operates off the accessory plug in my car. We filled up Tomís tires
and finally hit the road. Pete called to find out where we were. I told
him we were finally riding and would be there in a couple minutes, Pete
chewed out Tom for taking so long to get ready.
We were planning to ride over to
Spencer Park to meet Bob and try out his new kayak. Bob called us while
we were out riding to let us know that they donít allow kayaking at
Spencer. Pete was complaining about being hungry and he just wanted to
head straight for Pizza Papalis for lunch, so I guess we just werenít
meant to kayak this morning. I told Bob where we were going for lunch and
he met us there. We ordered the individual pizza and salad lunches. This
was much quicker than ordering a large pizza to share, which takes a good
25 minutes to cook. It wasnít crowded at the restaurant and they had the
air conditioner running so it felt good. Pete looked sharp in his new
spider web dew rag. Pete and Steveís daughters had their last soccer game
of the season that afternoon, so they had to keep track of time to make
sure they got back in time.
Pete is still looking for a used car
for his son Paul, so we rode across the street from the restaurant to a
car dealer to check out the cars. We only spent a couple minutes looking
at cars before we started to head home.
We actually rode at a decent pace.
As usual the ride south was much easier and the ride north back toward
home was more difficult due to the hills. We made fairly good time on the
ride home. Pete said we had a few minutes before they had to leave for
the soccer game so we all stopped at Peteís house for a quick dip in his
swimming pool. The swim felt great on a hot sunny day. It was nice to
lower the body temperature and wash off the sweat before getting back on
my bike for the 2.2 mile ride to my house. Tom and I made a nice easy
ride from Peteís to my house.
One other thing worth mentioning was
Steve had purchased an upgrade to his bicycle. Steve now has his own
burrito basket mounted above his rear tire. He hasnít stocked it with
useful supplies like a spare tire and tool kit, but knowing Steve he will
have that stuff by the time we ride again.
The total distance for this ride was
18.9 miles, 11.4 mph average speed, 23.5 max speed for a total time on
bikes of 1 hour and 39 minutes.