I had a map so I knew where they would be riding. The first check point was at a park in Farmington, so Claire and I headed there. We got there a little after 8 and there were already bikers fueling up (with the granola bars and bananas) and heading out. Matt and Gene got there at 8:40. I guess Matt's chain fell off cause he sifted too fast or something so they had to stop for that, but they were making good time for not training a whole lot. They rested there for about 30 minutes and then took off for the next leg of the journey. Claire and I headed for the park in Syracuse. By this time she was super tired so I hoped she would fall asleep, and she did, so I got to the park and parked a little ways away from all the bikers so I would get stuck in the car surrounded by them and not be able to get out. I pulled out my studying stuff and waited while Claire slept. Matt called me at 10:15 looking for me cause they just got there. The guys went and got some lunch and they determined that they were done for the day. They figured it would be best not to overdo it and not be able to move the next couple of days, so I took them back to the fairgrounds and we all headed home. I was a fun adventure. Matt had a good time and me and Claire did too. Oh, and I had my camera all ready to take pictures, but the battery was dead, so you'll have to imagine what it looked like!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
This weekend was so nice! I had Friday off so I spent it studying, which isn't all that fun, but I needed to catch up, so it wasn't that bad. Then on Saturday Matt and my Uncle Gene signed up for the Salt Lake Century ride, which is a 100 mile bike ride that starts at the Salt Lake Fairgrounds and goes to Antelope Island and back. They did so good. Because of the rain, Matt hadn't been able to get out and train as much as he would have likes, so he wasn't sure if he'd do the full 100 miles. There are check points at the 17 mile mark and the 36 mile mark, so if they decided not to do the whole thing they could stop there. Anyway, we got up at 5:30 a.m. and got ready to go. We got to the fairgrounds at 7 and the guys signed in and got their gear and bikes all ready. It was kind of cold, but I figured once they got going they would be fine. They got on their bikes at 7:30 and were off.