Wednesday, July 4, 2007

I'm not stupid....I'm just forgetful

This was a mantra over the week of GOBA. Usually in regards to "lost" items. "Now WHERE did I put my sunglasses? my keys? etc." And in this case, my memory card for my camera. Took me til this morning to locate it. I "smartly" put it in a pocket in my wallet so it wouldn't get lost. ;)

I'd also like to make a disclaimer that this may take multiple posts as I sort through photos from GOBA. There are many and I'm trying to decide how best to do this. Chronologically or highlights?

Here are a few highlights. Gonna have to wait for the full-blown update til I get back from Origins.

Above: "The Gang" Left to right: Chad, John Gwinn, Me, my Mom and my Dad
John is a friend of my parents and Chad is his 14-year old grandson. What a great duo! This was on our first stop on the first day. They gave us "I (heart) Rockford" pins. :)

Above: This was actually taken on the first day at the parade from the Celina fairgrounds to the park where Opening Ceremonies were held. This was my favorite bike costume and family. The theme this year was "Bike Me to the Moon". What you may not be able to see is that Dad has a Moon Pie jersey and his son has a Curious George in a spacesuit jersey. Their triple tandem is decked out like a rocket and they made the cool star antennae for the helmets! Loved it!
(they did win a prize)

On to the heart of the ride.....cycling. Lots and LOTS of cycling.
Here are Dad and Mom pedalling along.

One of the things I enjoyed most about the ride were all the great people we got to meet. The man taking the picture is Dr. Mark. He helped my dad when he got a flat on the second to last day. This is his daughter Hope. Not only are they super cool for going on GOBA but check out their ride! There were a couple recumbent tandems (even three that were trikes) but this is the only one I saw with the kid upfront. (still stoker, there is a long steering axis to allow Mark underseat steering from the back). AND the red area behind his seat (Labeled "Student Driver") is storage! Now that's a touring bike!

We had scorching weather at the beginning of the week (photos coming soon of sunburn and temp gauge) and rain on the second to last day. But with rain and sun comes......

....yep, a rainbow. Awww.

Well, that's all you get for this entry. Check back after Origins. More photos of GOBA and Teagan's 2nd tree climbing adventure. :)

1 comment:

Carl said...

Nice pictures. I didn't get a picture of Dr. Mark when he was helping me. Too busy trying to get the flat fixed. It took 3 or 4 of his tire patching kits, because the first several had dried out. Then he de-mounted the tire a second time to put duct tape on the inside of the tire covering a slit in the tire (matching the one in the tube that he fixed). He then de-mounted the tire a third time to put a fiber paper liner between the tube and duct tape, when it was apparent that the duct tape might not hold the tube in the tire. Terrific friendly help.