The first picture is of some falls at the first rest stop. The second picture is of me being totally color coordinated. My shirt is red with black biking shorts, my bike is red and white, my tires black with a red stripe, and my shoes black with red and white print on them. Normally, I could care less about fashion, especially on a bike, but yesterday I got a lot of grief from other riders for two reasons. I was wearing rubber booties over my biking shoes. The reason is the forecase was for rain and I wanted to keep my shoes dry and riding on the crushed limestone would be dirty, especially if wet. Since it only sprinkled, I ended up not needing the booties and caught a lot of grief. The second reason is normally I wear touring shorts with pockets, but every once and awhile I wear traditional biking shorts. Since I like pockets, I cut the bottoms out of some old touring shorts and put them over the top. Since they are both black most people do not notice (see picture), but yesterday word got out and I got a lot good natured ribbing. I just said I am a trendsetter.
Had a great surprise tonight. Kim's sister Kelly and her husband Kevin came to see me on the way to see his familly in Wisconsin. It was fun to hangout and eat some ice cream.
Finally, Courtney turned 30 today. I have talked to her and sent her a text, but also Happy Birthday Courtney. You are an amazing person and I am blessed to have you as my daughter.
Tomorrow we go Manitowoc.