We are continuing our blog postings directly from the Friends for Life Bike Rally. Here's what Peter Harte had to say about the second day:
Story by Peter Harte
Photos by Dillon Sheenaard
Day 2 - July 25
Today was our longest day, 126k. We woke up to thunder and lightening and it rained all through breakfast. The rain let up a little as we left camp but then the torrential downpour began soon after. But you know for me, I love riding in the rain. I honestly feel more alive on a bike in the rain than I do on any given day. And despite today being much longer than yesterday, I felt much stronger. I think I just needed a warm up before feeling "back at it". It was also too cold and rainy to stick around long at breaks and lunch, and so I just muscled through. Unfortunately I couldn't take an photos on the road because I was worried about my phone getting wet. But stayed turned for tomorrow's post when we are on the road dressed in red!
I managed to escape flat tires as well. I've heard a two different people talking about getting four flats today. Four! When it rains I guess the debris on the road all washes to the sides - right where we are riding.
Near the end of the day the group I was riding with hit up the LCBO in Picton for some well deserved tall cans. When I arrived at camp I got to go into a beautiful sandy beach and wash off all the grit from the roads. Tonight's special event is talent night and I am doing a group improv skit. I'm playing a mother and so I packed the best drag outfit I could muster from my tickle trunk at home.
The end often evening almost turned into a line dancing party, but everyone was too tired to dance longer than once haha.
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