Today was my most rested rest day. I woke up around 6am and spent several hours doing various things SLOWLY - laundry, blogging, organizing photos, and enjoying a nice full breakfast at the hotel with other cyclists. A few cyclists who sagged in yesterday due to the pending weather doom, decided to go into together on a shuttle to the previous town and do the route today - I wished them good luck and good weather. I know the ones who went were excited to go.
So I just enjoyed today - I got a cab to go to a bike shop to get some new bike shorts... I am suppose to have 4 pairs and my SCTA shorts are tearing at the seams... not sure why... but they are pretty new so must be pretty crappy - the bike shop didn't have any great apparel, though their website said they had the most in the city of Indianapolis. They were very nice there and were helpful in explaining why my left hand feels like it isn't working well... they said that happens a lot with long distance cycling and I found a pair of new gloves that might be able to help. My left hand is so weak that its hard to shift... so I hope these gloves help.
After returning to the hotel and grabbing a snack, I went on a personal walking tour of the town of Indianapolis - it is super cute! The monuments are amazing and the walkway, riverwalk, gardens, and museums were enjoyable. This is a great city to go to if you are really into sports - it is home of the NCAA, the Speedway, and several other stadiums that are for some important sport... not sure what cause I am not too into them. I also enjoyed some good conversations with my mom, dad, and friends whom I haven't had a chance to catch up with until today. It was very humid out today so after about 3-4 hour out around town, I came back and enjoyed watching a comedy movie in the personal home theater at the hotel with a nice blanket and big comfy chairs - truly restful I tell ya! Then I headed to the hot tub to read more of a great book I am reading... so nice.
Now I am headed off to a reception at the hotel - some wine and italian food with some fellow riders' company - a great way to spend a rest day! I feel ready to begin my adventure again tomorrow... continuing my tour of the country... and now the East Coast... by bike (in case you didn't know... hahaha!).