I cant remember exactly what was going on. It was way too early and I was half asleep on a small couch in their living room. It takes me a few minutes and a cup of coffee to engage my brain most days. I probably have the same IQ as shoelace until I get that cup of coffee. The good news for the day is that my buddy Adam and Jason decided that they wanted to come with me down to the Keys. Both of them have full time jobs and both of them had important things to do at work that day and the next. The adventure I was on seemed to be more important to each of them then whatever needed to be done at the USCG Center of Expertise (Jason's job) or the largest jet fuel and gasoline tank farm (Adam's Job) in Florida. I sure as hell wasn't going to argue with them as they were calling in excuses. Jason actually went in to work and then decided that there was no place he'd rather be then feeding me booze the night before my trip starts sabotaging me from the get go. He promptly left the office and came back to the house before I was able to get myself on the bike.
I got myself and the bike packed up and just as I'm pulling out of the driveway it starts raining. Not cool at all. Adam and Jason were sitting comfortably in a truck with a cooler full of goodies and enough candy snacks to choke a buffalo and I was completely soaked within the first 15 minutes of the 4hr ride to the keys.
|Soaked while they enjoy AC and beverages|
|Mandatory first stop|
At some point at the very beginning of the ride down into the Keys we actually had a conversation that we would act like grown ups and only have dinner and a few drinks so that we could get to bed at a decent hour. We all had legitimate reasons to get up early and a need to be functional. They were going to race back to work in time for some work blahblahblah. I ofcourse needed to actually start heading in the Northerly direction. Imagine that. NORTH finally.
|That scary looking chick in the background was much scarier looking in real life|
Photo and video montage of the shenanigans. I wont give all the details about the night. This is supposed to be about a bike ride after all. At this point of the evening I think Adam was telling girls I was leaving for a trip up in the space shuttle tomorrow and they should all join us for drinks.
Is anyone actually reading this?
|I think this is where it all started to get fuzzy|