TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
In which we attend the Bare Bones ride, my bum is sore and I learn stuff
When we rolled in to the Bare Bones ridecamp on the day before the ride, the sky was clear and the temps were warm...just like the day before the ride last year.
Those of us who attended the ride last year were unconvinced. All weekend I saw people squinting up at the sky, wondering if it was going to fall on us like it did on ride day in 2011.
It didn't. At least, there wasn't any rain.
There was, instead, a lot of HEAT. Anything above 80 degrees F is hot to a Swamplander. The temperature in camp was above 90, and the humidity was high. Ugh. The afternoon before the ride, we mostly hid in the shade (and squinted at the sky).
Just before dusk, we rounded up some cover models for the Endurance 101 book! Monica has been shooting people for a couple of months, collecting images for the book, but we didn't have an image we liked for the cover...so she staged one.
I took pictures of her taking pictures. This isn't the final image for the cover, but it's a tantalizing hint. More details soon.
No rain in sight. However, instead of a Plague of Rain, we had several Plagues of Bugs...
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