Getting ready to go - We'll Follow the Sun - CycleBlaze

October 20, 2018

Getting ready to go

Thankful for some great weather!

With the coming of Fall, we have enjoyed some unseasonably warm weather, so while still making plans (reading more journals, creating maps, figuring out what to pack) we have tried to get out and ride as much as possible.  Soon we will be in sunny, hot Austin, which will be great for helping us to get ready for the Yucatan, given that it is also a pretty humid place, but for the moment, we are enjoying the brisk rides we can do here.  A couple of our favourites are the Parkway Trail

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And then there is our ride to the Old Time Bakery in Ladysmith.  The joy of doing this ride is that we burn up the calories we eat when we enjoy one of their famous cinnamon buns!

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Sooooooo many calories!!!!
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How we can consume sooooo many calories!
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A couple of happy cyclists ready to head back
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One of the challenges we have faced in our preparations has been in figuring out how to use the DaBrims that we ordered. They seem like a great way to add some sun protection, but we were stumped in our efforts to mount them to our helmets. Thankfully, a visit with our friends, Steve and Dodie, otherwise known as The Grampies, saw a resolution to our problem. Dodie expertly showed us how to attach them so that they won't come flying off at an inopportune moment. Dorky as they may look, it's all about the function here.

Jim showing off the now mounted DaBrim - hope it keeps the sun off!
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Our friends, The Grampies. We will be thinking of Dodie recovering from recent knee replacement surgery as we cycle in the Yucatan where they were last year. Thanks for your help, you two, and hope the recovery keeps on getting better!
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Steve Miller/GrampiesThanks for the shout out, guys. Have a great trip!
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Sue PriceTo Steve Miller/GrampiesThanks, Steve! We are all set here at the Accent Inn and so excited to finally get going!
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