It took a total of five days to get back into the normal routine of going to work and not getting to ride my bike all day....and now it's Friday and tomorrow I get to ride my bike all day again! Yeaaaaah!!!
Last weekend was WAM and it was absolutely fantastic!
Josh and I packed up and drove to Traverse City Thursday. With a laundry list of errands, we didn't actually settle into our hotel until 11, but the short stay was probably for the best because the hotel left something to be desired...our suspicions started when we saw the fish tank of black water in the lobby...
Friday we were up at 5 and en route to the start. When we rolled into the parking lot, there were already blinking red taillights fading into the distance as the early risers embarked on their first hundo of the weekend.
After sorting out my bike and belongings, I left Josh in a sea of riders seeking last minute repairs on their bikes and started my journey to Dewitt.
Now, I have to say that my bike is a phenomenal machine, because it sailed through all three days of that hundo like a dream. Between the bad ass tires I was loaned (thank you again Rick) and Josh's fine tuning, it was cake maintaining a steady pace.
Favorite discovery on day one....double chocolate rice krispy treats....delicious!
Favorite discovery on day two...a very entertaining group of guys from Team Taylor. They were gracious enough to let me jump on the back of their paceline and I have to say I am so glad I did!
I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard while riding and honestly I think my face hurt more then my legs by the end of the day from smiling. Definitely hoping to see them again next year!
At the end of Day two, we were able to attend the Wammies, a special presentation put on by Make-A-Wish to thank the fundraisers.
During the Wammies, we were shown a few of the wishes that were granted over the past year. It was fabulous to put it lightly...
Day three was windy and slightly rainy, but there was chinese food at lunch and gigantic smiles at the finish...you really couldn't ask for more then that!
I cannot wait to embark on this journey again next year. It really is a great way to make memories and I recommend both the ride and the ride on a superfly (wink wink).
Now Josh and I are on our way to the 12 Hours of Pando....hopefully I haven't forgotten how to ride my bike on dirt!