|Our tour leader, Jim|
|Josh worked wonders on the bike|
But first - the bike! Oh, the bike! It hasn't been this clean since the day we got it. Josh of Velo Gold did a fine job of adding the disk brake onto the new wheel assembly that we received. In addition, he replaced bits and pieces that needed attention, cleaned it up and - finally - got the shifters lined up properly. Roger was thrilled. Everything worked great and we particularly enjoyed a chance to ride the bike without the packs.
|Museum of Modern Art - KAWS|
Jim took us along the river path, through the museum district, and into Fort Worth's Water Gardens. Walking down into the big pool on bike cleats was a bit of a trick, but worth it for the amazing sensation of being inside the fountain.
Pete couldn't join us for the ride, but came out to the bike shop to see us off.
|You can walk down into the fountain|
|Alix from Mayor Price's office, with Urbin|
When we arrived at our lunch rendezvous spot, one of his friends was waiting with a representative from the Mayor's office. She had gifts for us from Mayor Betsy Price - bicycle jerseys and other active wear! Mayor Price is a cyclist and friend of Jim's friend Urbin, and it turns out that my niece Rachel had designed the jersey. Unbelievable! You can read about Mayor Price in Bicycling magazine - she was just named America's most bike-crazy mayor in their recent article.
|Pete came to see us off|
|Rachel, and Jim and friends who joined us for lunch|
|Modeling our new jerseys|
|Me and Becky on the SeaDoo|
After our lunch, Jim led us through the old Stockyards and then out to the house where we had another chance to play on the lake. It had gotten hot by the time we arrived, so we were happy to cool off in the water. This time, Roger and Jim took the sailing kayak out.
And there can be no better way to end a great Texas day than with margaritas and Mexican food. So that's what we did.
The day's report: Fort Worth to Azle, part two: 36.4 miles/7738 to date
Our Tour of Fort Worth
|Cooling off by the lake|