Monday, June 7, 2010

14th Day Off-Bike (VMH Wellness Center Spin class)

Best of day: Returning home to where we started training in November!

Quote of day: “Did you feel ready for the ride and that your training was enough?”

Picture: Michelle [instructor], Barbara and Diane [training buddies], Katie

9th Day Off-Bike - Northern KY

(Mother’s Day & Abby’s birthday in Northern KY)

Best of day: Kelle (from Flagstaff AZ) surprising us

Quote of day: “We’ll leave Tyler and Abby out of picture, they are on water slide and soaking wet!”

Picture: Kelle, Katie, Bud, Lisa, and Dave

2nd Day Off-Bike

(Lunch with Bud)

Best of day: Wearing normal clothes

Quote of day (National Historic Landmarks Program - St. Augustine Town Plan Historic District): St. Augustine (pop. 12,000), “founded in 1565, is the oldest continuously occupied European - established city and the oldest port in the continental United States.” I call it “Florida’s best kept secret!”

Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 56

We have arrived (on the right)!!!!!!!!!!

Took our front wheels into the Atlantic Ocean!!!!!!!!

Hugs, tears, family, friends, laughter, more tears, high fives………we made it!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 55 High Springs to Palatka, FL

Best of day: Last long (74 miles) day. Odometer reads 2953 for trip w/ 46.8 planned for trip to ocean tomorrow.

Worst of day: One more flat at 12 mile mark!

Quote of day: Motorcycle biker stopped to ask if we needed help & said "After all, we're all biking & we all need to stick together!"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 54 Perry to High Springs, FL

Best of day: Stopping at the beautiful Ichetucknee Springs

Worst of day: 77 miles with one more 70+ tomorrow

Quote of day: "Who will cook for us when we finish the ride??"

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 53 Wakulla Springs to Perry, FL

Best of day: Short ride and great weather

Worst of day: Typing FedX labels for shipping our bikes on Thursday but gave up and called Kathy at LY&C to come to our rescue!

Quote of day (from Patti's "book" of thoughts given to her for the trip): "The five S's of sports training are: stamina, speed, strength, skill and spirit -- but the greatest of these is spirit."