July 26 - East Lansing
Today we rode to East Lansing. After some productive conversations yesterday we had a very efficient day! We didn't have to stop a single red flag the entire day. It felt really nice to have such a smooth day!
When we got to town we began to stage up for our arrival at the Helping Hands Respite Center. We arrived at the friendship visit, and there were a lot of awesome people waiting there to greet us. We had some BBQ food, and just hung out for a bit. Towards the end we Had a little dance party to show off our moves!
Affer the friendship visit I agreed to do a ride-a-long tomorrow! That means that tomorrow I will be riding a bike 60 miles to Ann Arbor.
Ryan Dooley agreed to let me ride his bike tomorrow since we are roughly the same height. Tonight I practiced clipping in and out of the petals (for those that don't know you "clip in" to the petals which locks your feet to the bike). It is the scariest part of riding because if you mess up you will fall over. During practice in the parking lot I only fell once so I am feeling good about tomorrow.
Lastly we had our second to last team meeting. I was awarded the Clear Vison Goggles for performing well at friendship visits! It is pretty exciting because less than 1/4 of the team gets awarded them the whole year.
Other than that I am just hydrating for the ride tomorrow. Wish me luck!