Since I last wrote we have done a build day, which was more of a landscaping/fencing day, but we were putting the finishing touches on a house in West Providence. We drove over in the morning and spent about 4 hours landscaping, planting, moving huge slabs of granite for a bench, and putting up two fences.
As you can see we moved a lot of dirt, and dug a few holes.
Finally Thursday brought what we had all been waiting for, riding. We left the church around 8:30, took a few pictures, then rode down to the Brown boat house. The ceremonial dip of our rear wheels into the Atlantic was followed by a motivational speech by a P2SF alum, and then we finally rolled out around 9:30. The day was a little over cast but fortunately the rain held off and we got to Plainfield, CT safely, with only a few minor incidents early in the ride.
Above is all of us outside of the church on Thursday morning. Below is Eric and I getting ready to roll from the Brown docks.
Thursday also brought our first state line, the RI/CT border, we briefly paused to chalk the road and snap a few photos before continuing our ride to Plainfield.
Thursday night the trailer was finally finished, and looks amazing. I think there are a few pictures of the other side in the previous post.
Friday was a great day, 47 miles from Plainfield to Middletown. We stopped for lunch 25 miles in and a local man graciously allowed us to use his front yard to chill and enjoy the sunshine and near 70 degrees that day 2 brought us.
We rolled into Middletown, around 2 after crossing a beautiful bridge, see Mariah above, and have all showered and dropped our stuff off at the accommodations for the night, St. Pauls Lutheran Church. I just finished up a few scoops of ice cream at Praelene's. Now its off to the bike shop for a few supplies, before a bike clinic for the kids and dinner tonight.
A shout out also goes to all the rider's and leader's parents who have been reading. Everyone is doing great and having fun.