a Bri Gaal's Blog: Loooooong Bike

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Loooooong Bike

Night in Venice was very fun to watch! There were big boats, small boats, some that put a lot of effort into their decorations and some that didn't. The most popular themes were Bernie Madoff, the Phillies, and Michael Jackson. Here's a sampling:


Yesterday morning Marty and I rode our bikes from the condo we're renting south to Cape May. We had a pretty good headwind all the way (which was a-okay with me since I just sit on Marty's back wheel!). The only bad thing about our route are the many stops we run into in the more crowded areas. We finally made it into Cape May and had a delicious breakfast before making our way back to OC - round trip 70 miles! For those that know me well realize how long this is for me :)

So in North Carolina cyclists give a little wave to each other out on the roads. It's become a habit of mine now, too. I didn't even realize how much of a habit until yesterday where after the 5th open mouth stare I got in return, I figured out people don't do the friendly wave to each other here.

Here's Marty stuffing his face with an omelet.

I really was not wanting my picture taken - is it possible to look grosser than mid ride with sand/dirt/sweat all over you?

On our way back we made one more stop for some water ice, which is New Jersey's name for Italian Ice or slushy.

Last night we decided to act like a couple of tourists (or shoobs/shoobies as the locals call them) and head up to the boardwalk. We didn't make it on any rides (yet).

Mmmmmm, gelato.

Lucy the Elephant

This morning we did a little run to the beach, a 30min open water swim and then ran home. The water was (of course) a little chillier than what I like, but I got in quick because Marty had started duck diving through the waves and I didn't want to be left behind. There is something about being 50-100m off shore that makes me start to freak out a bit, but I managed okay. Plus, Marty went easy and stopped for me frequently so he was never too far ahead. It wasn't too rough out there, either, just some basic rolly swells - not that I ever swim in anything like that anymore in races. But if I ever happen to I will be ready!

In a little while we're heading up a bit further north to see our friends Jamie and Judy who used to live in Orlando. And now, some reading time! Ahh, I love vacation!


At July 28, 2009 1:23 PM , Blogger Rebecca DeWire said...

When we first moved here I would wave like crazy to everyone and became sad when no one waved back. I guess it is just the area.

It sounds like you guys are having fun.

At July 28, 2009 3:18 PM , Blogger Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hooray for vacation - sounds like you guys are having an awesome time! Keep up the happy training, YEA!

At July 28, 2009 6:34 PM , Blogger Maijaleena said...

People in our area of Jersey wave...some dont, but most do. I think many people at the shore are from NYC on vacation so that explains the not niceness.

Glad you are enjoying the vacation!

At July 30, 2009 8:18 AM , Blogger LZ said...

Glad you are having a great time! Enjoy the rest of your vacation!!


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