Mommy moment here... both girls had just awakened from a nap and wanted no one but Mommy, just as it should be :-)
Mommy probably would have liked a nap, too, as we'd gotten up at 4:30 (well, I held out till 4:50) this morning and were out on the bikes by 5:45 for a 78-mile ride. It was wonderful. Cloudy with a few showers, nice and cool, FLAT ROADS, great company. Not only did I get to ride with Nancy, but her training buddy David joined up with us around mile 30 so we were three. I needed instruction how to ride with a group :-)
Felt like I was flying over the smooth, flat, wide-shouldered, straight roads. Whew! It's going to be a double downer to go back to biking in the Appalachians with all the ups and downs. Well, the downs are OK, but the ups are always hard and sometimes murder. I was amazed today that my max speed (20.something) was so close to my average (16.4). Back in the western corner of the same state, my max is more than 20mph faster than my average. And the uphills and downhills are about 30 mph apart. Took me a while to get the hang of riding with even effort, even cadence -- a whole different sport! I kept speeding up and slowing down. Kind of erratic. Simulating the hills I'm used to, I guess :-)
Later we had steak and corn and salad and Little Penguin wine. And laughed at Catherine and Elisabeth eating watemelon.... now, why didn't I get a picture of that??? Probably because of the wine glass in my own hand. Just goes to show.... alcohol results in opportunities lost forever. But the wine and dinner w/ Nancy are forever too.