We met out front by Bill and Debby's site around 10:30 and began our ride into town bundled against the cold damp air. Debby set a pretty brisk pace while we all chatted. Arriving at Pat's it was still a little cold and damp, but we decided to brave the elements and sit outside. We were rewarded within a few minutes with clearing skies. We continued talking about travel experiences, favorite places, places we had both visited at different times. Eventually it was time to mount our two wheel steeds and begin meandering around the back roads of Cedar Key. We passed by a yard sale and stopped to see what they had....nothing caught my eye, but Debby spied a purple haired Barbie doll disembodied head that she could not leave without.....the price.....25 cents. I had no idea what she intended to do with just a doll head, but the mystery was quickly resolved.
All told we rode just under 8 miles, and had a fun time see some more things we hadn't seen before. I think we arrived back around 1 pm, but don't quote me on that. I did not look at my watch, so it could easily have been earlier, or later.
Upon our return I found a message from Pat Bonish wondering if I would consider bringing back to life his GT STS-l full suspension carbon fiber frame mountain bike. In a prior life he was an avid mountain biker (similar to moi), and rode several times a week, but since he has landed here in Cedar Key has not had the time to ride (there is a certain lack of mountain terrain to explore here in Cedar Key), so the bike has been sitting for a long time. His bike has "good bones" and I'm looking forward to getting her back into riding condition. The question is "can I get it done in 8 days?".....well, you'll just have to follow along to find out.
We walked over to the Tiki Bar around 5ish to watch our 31st sunset, and it did not disappoint.