What a great day for The World's Coolest Team! It was almost warm enough to serve as effective DV training, our hostess w/ the mostess Sarah Andro was the bomb, the routes were.......umm.....interesting & we had a great turn-out for both loops!
There was even an Ice Cream Sag Wagon! (If you were riding at the right place @ the right time)
So - on to the details.................
Ride #1 rolled @ 9am - possibly the earliest non-Ride-Day roll out ever for this team & covered 25 pretty hilly miles. Roll Call:
SGS John (Tom's bud)
SGS Barb (Sarah's co-worker)
BikeFace Patti B
Rob A (!!!!!!!!!!)
John "Big" Jasker
Nick Coury - on his 1st ever Team Ride stokin' w/ MC on the tandem and
Spencer Coury - on his 1st ride and rockin' the lead pack on his hybrid!
Everyone rode great and we were back @ casa da Andro in plenty o' time to re-fuel and meet up w/ the group for Ride #2.
That ride rolled @ 12:10 and covered 36 also hilly miles. There was a bit of...shall we say....adventure? as Google Maps left Map-Maker Derek hangin' more than once.
Oh well! It's all good, right?
Ride #2 Roll Call:
Did, Kaat, Pea, MC and J2 from the first ride
Steve and Katie C
Becky and Chris M
SGS Chad P (friend of MC, J2, JD)
SGS Chris (friend of Sarah's)
Replacement Stoker Deluxe Linda C
Tom and Ian S
Post Ride festivities featured grilled burgers n' brats, pasta salad, Nic's Killer Salad, fresh salsa, various sweets and a surprise appearance from Mike and Teresa Howard.
Many calories were consumed, much laughter was shared and fellowship was observed breaking out all over.
In other words - 'twas a typical awesome day and a reminder to this reporter as to what a blessing it is to be part of this Team!
Massive thanks to Sarah and Phyliis for the hospitality!
Extra props to Nic, Cindy & the Grandville Clarks for racin' Saturday and joinin' us Sunday!
Extra massive props to Team Coury for rockin' the way they did on Ride #1!
Remember - the Holland Hundred is this weekend. Yesterday Tom Miller announced that there might be some hours left if you still wanna earn some $ in your Ride Account.
Also - a few of us are headin' up to do the Ride Around Torch Lake on Saturday night after the HH. Contact Kaat for more info.
Next Team Ride is from Cliff n' Nicole's just south of Holland. The date is 7/24 and the details wil be announced shortly.
So - to wrap this up.......great day, great time, great food. This Team rocks, you guys rock, diabetes is gonna wish it never heard of us!
See you soon - Coach Mike
VT - 18 days
WI - 31 days
Tahoe - 60 days
DV - 90 days
AZ - 127 days
Monday, July 11, 2011