We arrived in Miami and checked in to the hotel. Kyle Crump and I shared a room. We had a great dinner that night and a fun group get together where some instructions were given for the next day and then some sentimental thoughts were shared. What a great group of people to be with.
That morning we headed out. I chose not to ride up the big hill out of Miami and would ride in the SAG wagon to save energy. It was great fun to be with Mona and Susan. They are friends of Shane's and they were there to cook and drive. Mona had been with them for three weeks and Susan had just drove out from Phoenix.
We parked at the top of the hill and waited for them to come up. Mona and I did the electric slide on the side of the road. Quite a sight!
Jordan DeJong, Keith and Fawna Knight's son in law, joined us that morning. He is a cyclist and is very strong. A great addition to the ride. Thanks Jordan for joining us.
Also Justin Haines from Phoenix, a friend of Shannon and Shane, joined us as well. He is a great cyclist and fun to have with us. I hope to get to know him better.
I was finally able to start riding just before the tunnel by Superior. What a great rush it was going down the mountain. All of a sudden Kyle Worley and Justin Haines came zooming by me. They were going really fast. Be careful Spot!
We had a great ride into East Mesa. Eventually Kyle Crump and I got back into the SAG truck to preserve energy. It was fun to cheer on the guys and see them altogether. We meanandered across the valley and eventually ended up at the Tempe Town Shopping Center where we had lunch. I rode occassionally.
We then prepared for the last part of the ride to the Vibe bike shop at 27th Ave and Carefree Hwy. I was able to ride this last leg very well and came in with great strength. Thank you Casey for making sure that I drank and encouraged me all along the way.
Sam the Y.A.M
Y.our A.mes M.edia Network (Y.A.M.)This is a blog set up for the Ames Families in Boise, Nibley, Perry, St. George, and Arizona, to keep in touch better and see what is happening in the family. Email anything you want submitted to the Editor. Thank you. Sam
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