Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 60 - Straight Cruisin'

Their morning, we biked to a University of Utah dining hall and had a great breakfast. There was so much food, we sat there for hours just eating and watching the Tour de France on TV. We only had 62 miles so no one was in a hurry to leave. We just chatted and ate and ate. Everyone was disappointed because they weren't serving soft serve ice cream for breakfast. We didn't get on the road until about 10:00. 

The ride was a cruiser today. We had 40 miles on a bike path and Austin, Curtis, and I shredded it. We formed a tight pace line and changed leaders anytime our legs got tired. Bike paths are great to have on route because the miles go by fast since they're usually flat and smooth and there's no traffic to worry about. 

It got really hot the last 15 miles of the ride. It was our fault for leaving so late. When we got into town, we DMed some much-needed milk shakes from Sonic and then headed to our host site. 

This is what awaited us:

Tonight was perfect. It was a beautiful, warm summer evening. We sat in the grass in a park and talked and enjoyed each other's company. We only have three weeks left together so we are trying to enjoy every second of it. Mike set up his slack line and we all gave it a try. Ethan, JD, and Eliza are the best at it!

Ethan in the slack line at sunset. Photo curtesy of Kat. 

Josh played the guitar and sang softly while we laughed and sat close, hoping these next few weeks will go by slowly. We are definitely a family and it is going to be so hard to part in a little while. 

We slept outside underneath the park pavilion. Marcus, Eliza, and Brian set up their hammocks in one tree for the night. Luckily, they set them up high enough in the tree that the lawn sprinklers didn't get them when they came on at about 3 in the morning!

Hammock tree

It was a great day! Tomorrow is yet another short 57 miler. Kat and I are sweeping so it should be an adventure as always!

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