Today was The Ride For Mom which took place in Modesto. It is the last of the organized rides I’ll be doing before the trip back to Maine.
My bike buddy, Brett, went with me today which made for a very pleasant ride in spite of the rain we encountered. He and Debbie gave me a place to stay last night so I didn’t have to get up at 0 dark thirty to drive to the ride. I overheard other riders talking about the potential for rain during the day, “The latest report says less than 30% chance, we’ll be fine.” So, I didn’t bring my rain jacket. The reality was I didn’t want to wear my backpack which would have housed the jacket. Hey, my choice.
Well, we had dry roads and wet roads and dry roads. Just as we were returning to the end location, it started raining again. I’m glad they had tents covering the tables so we could eat our lunch and not get water in the food.
The bikes were filthy. We were filthy. Thank goodness for showers although it took some extra scrubbing to get the dirt off my legs. The bike got a quick rubdown but will need a deeper cleaning tomorrow after I’ve had a good night’s rest.
The bike gets shipped to Bar Harbor Bike Shop next week. Flurry of activity coming up as I get ready to go! Woohoo!