Wednesday, June 9th, 2004 Day 4
Verdigre to Croften
Boyd wanted to ride with us today ! We Weren't sure he wanted to go our pace but he was nice he did! We had a nice ride back out the 14 miles that we came in to town. Which was a great ride, It was cloudy and cool when we left. This is a day with short miles , and we were kinda glad for that one! We had a good time with Boyd he picked on us and we of course picked back! Boyd is a great rider and this year he got a new bike and was really doing well! We had some pretty good hills , steep and seemed we had to shift a bunch. Boyd got behind Sheryl on this one huge hill. He was working her , saying come on now shift, get going now!! Sheryl was a cusing back and telling him she wasn't in the Army! I tell you I don't remember when I laughed so hard, I couldn't even pedal! I still can see Sheryl's legs going just as hard as thay could up that ol winding hill!! What a kill, I thought I was going to have to lay my bike down, It is hard to pedal when you are laughing! Boyd would get ahead then pretty soon we would run on to him again, it made the ride alot of fun this day! It was really cool and Sheryl was about to freeze up! It was a damp cold feel, first we would take jackets off and then put them back on, kinda strange day! We got into Crofton in good time and that was good we needed some good ol hot coffee! Kurt and the boys weren't there yet so we went up town to find something hot. We went to a local Sports Bar and they were serving hot coffee and homeade cinnamon rolls that hit the spot!! We decided to not pedal up to Gavins Point Dam it was an option to do! We just wanted to be warm, we later went there. It was kinda cool , a poster in the bar that had the pictures of the State Football Playoff, we new the Trojan boys in the picture. We then had to tell then where we were from! Ya of course , ya know you don't have to go very far and everybody knows of the Trojans!! We thought that was really cool!! We ran into Kurt and the boys and went to find a place to camp. It was over by the pool area, very pretty! They are known there for their great Ball Field, which we got to see!! We set up Sheryl's tent, found a place that had no sprinklers!! Yeah , we just knew she would sleep good tonight!! Justin went swimming right away, and Sheryl and I went to watch a little. Kurt noticed Sheryl's tires were looking kinda bad and should be replaced. So we looked up Crazy Kelly, the Bike Rack Guy. We decied we wanted to do something to Boyds Bike. He didn't want anything on the handle bars. Sooooo , Jess found this pink buck tooth bunny horn and bought it! We couldn't resist we had too!! So we borrowed a screwdriver form Kelly and proceeded to put this bunny on his bike. Well we sure wouldn't make very good bad girls, we dropped the screw a million times and we laughed so hard we were going to be a dead give away!! We got it done and just waited then to see if he would notice and how soon!! The suspense just about killed us!
Kurt and the boys started in on our bikes cleaning chains, they got pretty dirty! They got Sheryl's tires fixed lubed and Justin polished them to a shine, you could have put your lipstick on!! They looked like a million bucks when they got all done. We took a little nap on a blanket in the warm of the sun that was trying to come out. Justin had a little friend, Jordan come over to see if we needed anything! It was so funny he had on an addidas hat like Justin, was wearing his hair long had the same kind of jeans, and they liked the same kind of sports! I tell you , we had to look twice to make sure it was Justin not Jordan. He was the Student Manager for the State Playoff Football game so he was there too!! They played catch with the football until I thought the arms would fall of them. Then Jordan took him for the tour of the town!! He had a great time they went back to the pool and Jess was glad to have home out of his hair for a day! We fixed Steaks and on the grill for supper and they tasted so good! We were hungry for something else besides bananas! Jordan's Dad came over and he is a truck driver for Case IH Dealership there, he gave us in full detail of what we would encounter the next day. I kinda wish we wouldn't have known , it made me a little nervous!! Kurt , Jess and Jerry had a great visit, they had things in common to talk about. We took a tour around the town and went up to Gavins Point Dam , Wow that is so cool to see at night!! Then we went to see the big baseball field! They host three amateur teams, high school teams , midget and youth teams, it is quite a site. They even had a ball game going we watched a little, the boys liked that!Well by that time we couldn't keep our eyes open and it was time to tuck in!! We still wondered about Boyds horn if he would leave it on or not!! Good Nite!!
Croften Population: 757
Max speed: 30.0
Cold and windy