I was asked to officiate wheelchair rugby with athletes that would not normally classify into WC rugby. I reffed the second and third day.
I parked in Ybor City and ride some of the bike way to Riverwalk and Bayshore.
Footnote: DoD Warriors Games 2019 were honored with a commendation from the Hillsborough County Commission given by our own Commissioner Mariella Smith.
We left early and got to midtown Manhattan in fairly easily. We were at the New Yorker Hotel. A historic hotel in a great location but it was packed. Went to Stella 34 in Macy’s for lunch as we headed for Mood fabrics of Project Runway fame. My lunch was good.
What a day, big crash and a noisy neighbor had me up at 8:00 am foraging for coffee and pastry. I was to put the bike together and got Bike Expo. The wife was going back to Mood and uptown to shop. I went to google for my route to expo.
The Expo was great and it was Saturday and it was hopping. Note bike valet. It was not raining when I left began when I was at the expo. The expo is great to see products but also different travel and adventures.
Over Verrazano Narrows bridge.
I awoke with my stomach a little cajuned. Rich had gotten their car last night because he had a bad cold. Chrysa and I were to ride and meet Rich in New Iberia. I did not have a ton of gas but wanted to go and did. It was another beautiful day but WINDY. I started out in front and realized I was not in my best form. In Bayou Teche.
I was feeling a little better after the SAG. Chrysa really pulled, see featured image, when I could not.
I was needing to stop more and at 35.5 miles I was all in. Rich came and got us. I got my car and will go into New Iberia after some intensive restfulness. Drive home after breakfast tomorrow. Depending on New Iberia may attach a late add on to this post. Happy trails Namaste Tres
A fairly quiet night at the hotel EXCEPT for a fire alarm at 12:25 am. Three years ago same thing happened on C2C 2016 in Opelousas. A side note we had dinner with some local cycling people on C2C and they planted the Cycle Zydeco idea. We are to shuttle to campground and begin riding. The building at the campground is a cock fighting arena.
It was raining when we woke up and we had a plan to hangout until the weather cleared at the coliseum where we were to park for the week.
We awoke to learn that the storm from Texas would be in Lafayette tomorrow about roll out time. Stay tuned. Rich, Chrysa and I went to registration and it was in the old U of L gym.
Got back for Zydeco.