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Saying goodbye – April 4, 2015

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On Monday, we said goodbye to Sarah, Matt, and Mason, headed back to Alexandria, the last of our Florida guests.  Since then we have ridden the tandem three times (30.39 miles, 28.76 miles and 28.52 miles).  Just to prove to myself that I could, I rode my single for 64.73 miles on Wednesday (4/1) around Lake Panasoffeskee.  It was the longest ride of my training, with plenty of headwind, tailwind, and trucks (best training for the ride ahead).  I also rode 17.1 “commuter” miles on Thursday, delivering paperwork in Lake Sumter Landing and riding to church for Maundy Thursday service.

On my long ride,  I did some Dolly-gagging along the way – even rescued a turtle that decided it needed to cross a busy street.

This morning we rode our last time with The Villages tandem group.  At times, we have had as many as 10 teams riding, today was just the “loyal” five teams.

Bob & Jan, Randy & Marty, Norm & Denise, Ray & Linda, Diane & Gabe, plus Don (minus his stoker)

Bob & Jan, Randy & Marty, Norm & Denise, Ray & Linda, Diane & Gabe, plus Don (minus his stoker)

At the end of our ride, I took this photo of Don in front of our villa, 1928 Montrose Court.

Our villa:  2 bedrooms, 2 baths, very comfortable.

Our villa: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, very comfortable

And, finally we went to O Shucks for steamed oysters and fried shrimp!  Next we pack up the car…

Lunch today, preceded by dinner last Tuesday

Lunch today, preceded by dinner last Tuesday

4 Comments

  1. Dollygagging is a great term-if you’ve used it before it didn’t “register” with me:-)

  2. I am so ready to be there and to see you again. Expecting my usual view – of your back.

  3. Dear Dolly: I am SOOO excited! I will be meeting Sue Gillies (and YOU, in person!) at your end point in Bar Harbor, ME on June 12, 2015!! You may recall I am Sue’s friend who survived AML in 2004 and I supported your cross country ride. I can’t wait to follow your South to North journey this Spring! See you in Bar Harbor! Janet Krantz

  4. What is it with you and turtles?? I have been a slug in training compared to you. I’ll train the first week out 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you again!

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