Tuesday, August 19, 2008

40 bicycles, 93 riders

(Then a miracle happened and the monitor booted up with the PC.)

There are four quads, bicycles built for four, in this sea of tandems. If you look closely, you may also see a few triples.
The view in the other direction.
We look surprisingly chipper halfway up Mt. Constitution on Orcas Island.
Mark really didn't feel well that day and it was a struggle to push him even to the halfway point. But, once we made it that far, there was no way I wasn't going to summit. On my own bike, I would have left him at the halfway viewpoint to wait for me. On a tandem, I had no choice but to push my captain up the rest of the way. In three places, I had to let him get off and rest while I pushed the bike up alone.

The view didn't improve much with the extra 1000+ feet of elevation. It also clouded up some. We took an obligatory photo just to prove we made it up to the top of the lookout tower at the summit.
As much as we enjoyed Santana's San Juan Islands Tandem Rally, it felt very hectic compared to our usual vacations. Afterwards, we spent a night at Ann's cabin.

Ann, Iris and Waldo on their routine evening walk.


5 comments:

  1. Anonymous13:51

    The big mystery about these photos is how did such a dweeby looking guy land such a hot wife?

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  2. I ask myself that every day.

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  3. Glad to see that you are feeling well and have so much energy!

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  4. How gorgeous is that last photo!!

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  5. Anonymous20:45

    dweeby-looking guy?! too funny: i was going to post a comment about how cute he is. consider this that post. he's adorable!

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