Saturday, 9 March 2013
The time to start training is now!
Well the training for the "Tour D"Ontario" later this summer has started. We left Sudbury and had a pleasant trip all the way to Georgia where tire troubles started to test my resolve. I think it's important to mention that i didn't have a drink the whole way... not a sip, not a sniff, not even a whiff of anything stronger than Pepsi. I call this part of the training "moral fortitude training" I finished it and now to the real training. The fist thing i have to do today is buy tires. We got as flat in Georgia and the guy at C & D Tires plugged it for the measly sum of $5.00. We knew it was going to be just luck that it held but away we went. The patch lasted to ALMOST our destination. We made it to 25 miles from our destination and the tire blew. this is a neat experience when you are travelling at 130 k/hr or as my American friends (and Canadian sister) would say 85 mph. The van started to wiggle and growl and i was able to get it to the side of the road without incident. I immediately pulled out my trusty CAA card and phone but before the call was completed a service truck from the Road Rangers pulled up and changed the tire and had us on our way in less than half an hour..all for no charge! Now I have to try and find a snow tire in southern Florida. Something tells me I am going back with 4 nrew tires and 3 snows tied to the roof, Between the tires on the roof and the scooter in the back we kind of look like the Griswolds on Vacation haha So now starts 14 days of sitting. I officially started last night with a cold beer and a light meal The lobster was delicious.... Now we are off to do some tire buying, beer purchasing and food acquiring all in preparation for some beach sitting. How is Nui doing with her training in Hawaii?