We had a nice day today in spite of ourselves...the drive to LaConner was peaceful and we ate at a quaint cafe near the water. Then, we proceeded to drive the "death route", taking the first 50 miles of the Day One map of the ride and then the second. Somewhere along the way I thought I might have to administer CPR to my suffering friend as she repeatedly exclaimed, "Oh God! Not another hill!" and seemed to hyperventilate.
Interestingly enough, Dr. She Who Will Not Be Named had convinced Saint EB there were "only" 6 hills on the route of the first day...we counted 25 and then just quit counting...the math grew too great for me to record on my fingers and toes. The second day of the ride proved to be a much flatter terrain and Saint EB's heart rate decreased by about 20 beats per minute. We also began to scope out "cheat" points on the map, otherwise known as "places I could pick you up without anyone being the wiser" spots.
By the time we had completed the full two day tour, my arse was exhausted from SITTING the 100 miles in the car...I can't imagine what one's behind would feel like riding on a bicycle that far! And frankly, I don't WANT to imagine it...which is why I am the designated "cheerleader" for the team...LOL
Saint EB seemed to be walking and talking just fine in spite of her "crash" yesterday AND her scraped shoulder and pulled groin...I, on the other hand, whined that my butt hurt and my calves were too tight...It's all a matter of perspective I suppose. LOL
After several email exchanges yesterday, it appears EB was not the ONLY one who suffered biking mishaps on the ride...I later found out Dr. SWWNBN had also taken a tumble and conked her head. Great...just what I need...a neurologist with a HEAD INJURY!
Since I don't have time to visit either one of them in a skilled nursing rehab facility, I can only hope they BOTH have the common sense to take care of themselves and try to heal from their injuries...I don't think I have to worry too much about Saint EB regarding this matter. She is most likely changing her phone and address as I type and making plans for her early retirement...either that or she is still lying down and having flash backs of all of those hills she has yet to ride...LOL...