As a thank you she brought chocolate! Yum.
***For those of you tuning in for the TdFKAL, I have nothing new. I just barely started the second front panel but spent more time starting a plain vanilla sock for movie knitting. Have to have something to do during Harry Potter, you know.
***On the biking front, we did the back and forth to camp thing and I am wiped out from that and some other running around I had to do today. I think early to bed is the motto for tonight. In my defense, we had a headwind heading up in the morning, I had a headwind going up to get the kids this afternoon and then, in the span of the half hour turn around, had the headwind coming home. I may have only done 23 miles but they were tough miles!
This morning I finally clocked the distance of the long hill that runs up Riverside Drive and ends at Little Squid's Camp -- 0.9 miles. Yup, almost a mile of uphill. The altitude change from the start of the hill to our end point is 90 feet. That translates to roughly 9 stories or 5 feet per block. Portions of the climb are steeper then others. Yeah, I have no idea how this compares to the Alps (a bump in the road, probably) but right now it is a big deal to me. Little Squid was proud of doing it all in one gear today. I had to go down a few to stay behind him (going slowly uphill is more difficult then just charging ahead). Coming back home I managed to finally break 17 miles / hr on the downhill stretch. Given my reticence to go downhill at speed recently, this is a big deal. I used to race down the hills in Central Park averaging 18 - 20 mph. That, however, was 16 years ago.
Squidette has finally agreed that biking to camp is a good thing and says she will consent to do it for the rest of the session, weather permitting. Yea!