|My Right knee is towards the upper left of this photo...to orient you to the picture. Note the crease in the road rash from the seam in my bib shorts. The bruising near my butt is all that remains of the bruises. Now, everything itches.|
|The road rash 12 days later. Note the crease which was caused by the seam in my bib shorts. Again, to orient you, my right knee is to the upper left of this picture.|
On the ride today, I met up with a touring cyclist, Liza (hope that's how she spells it..), who, it turns out, is one of two leaders of a bicycle group of high school students. This is part of the Student Hosteling Program out of Conway, MA. In a quick look on Google to find the homepage, I noted two reviews that were negative about the guy who manages the program. Hopefully, that's not reflective of the whole program.
Liza is from Connecticut and went to Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY, which is 15 miles from where I grew up, Glens Falls, NY. Small world. She's worked summers with this company for 5yrs now. Hopes to go to law school. With Liza was another leader, who I met but didn't get his name. They're leading a group of 4 high school students...3 guys; 1 girl. Seemed like a good group. Liza needed new tires and asked about the "Twisted Sister" bike shop. I let her know that the name of the shop is the Twin Sisters bike shop and that it's closed on Sun/Mon weekly. With that, I directed her to Gila Hike & Bike to get new tires and they could browse all the goodies at the shop. Also directed them to Diane's Deli since I thought the kids might like her fare better than other places. After new tires and lunch, they were headed to a campground on Rt. 152 near Emory Pass, where they'd spend the night.
I then headed back to Silver City via the By-Pass Road and went downtown then home.
A tune to go with...The Animals with "It's My Life".