Thursday, November 27, 2014
LKHC Mt. Hamilton - "The annual tradition cannot be stopped"
Dan and I got his bike on the Kuat bike rack in under a minute. We had a decent and inexpensive taco dinner at a Mexican restaurant.
Can we say time for pajama party! Mr. Kevin posted an "artistic" photo of bananas on Facebook which we interpreted as pornographic. Then Google posted a turkey that I suppose was bobbing but in our minds it sure looked like something else, namely naughty. Before we got too silly, we decided to turn in for the evening. I had another wonderful night of sleep. Boy, it does a body good to sleep.
I made Dan steel oats with raisins for breakfast. We loaded up our gear in the car. Thanks to Dan, we discovered that several of the bolts for the bike rack were loose. I now know to check occasionally. Dan tightened everything. It made all the difference in securing the bikes properly on the rack.
For one brief moment, I thought I might shatter my record. Dream on.... Alas, I finished the same time I did back in 2009 but still, I was thrilled. Being able to ride with the pack was a nice treat. I felt strong and I had a blast. I may not have finished last for once. We'll see. I descended in an hour and 15 minutes, which again, for me, is darn good. I bid farewell to Kevin and took Dan to the train station. LKHC, Mt. Hammerton (as Kevin calls it), a fine tradition. I enjoyed myself and I appreciate this series. It makes Turkey Day memorable.