Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Daytona Beach - Rest Day


It was a good rest day...  we rolled out at about 10:00am.  Dropped three guys at Epcot Center and headed to Daytona Beach.


I try not to be negative in my blog (and in life) but there aren't too many great things to say about Daytona Beach.  If you are reading this and you are from D.B. I apologize...

It is kind of stuck in the 1970s or 80s...  none of us had been there before and I don't think many of us will be hurrying back.  The beach is pretty enormous and quite nice but it features a two way street right on the sand and about 3,000 parked cars.... convenient?  yes.  Beautiful?  no.  Environmentally sound?  no.

The most surprising part (to me) was all of the people sunbathing right between the parked cars, beside their own tailpipes...  presumably in yesterday's (or today's) oil drips...  good lord people!  Walk 25 ft. and leave the "parking lot"!

Anywho....  maybe we missed the good part...  hope so...

Back on the bikes tomorrow.  10am.  Should be good.

Pics:

We'll start with our waitresses' nails....  pretty impressive.  She works part time at a nail salon...

That's me - on the boardwalk - Daytona Beach.

The Pier, the D.B. Pier Restaurant and the ancient gondola...  

The beach...  a quiet moment in the traffic.  Parking on the right.

From right to left: New mechanic Andrew, myself, Sebastian, Luc, Jean and a tiny bit of Mark Beggs

Pretty sweet ride....

P.S.  The photo at the top of the post is of Mark Beggs (a National Team handcyclist) wheeling on the beach (which can really be tough at times).... cool photo (if I do say so myself...) 

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6 comments:

Missy said...

Yeah, looks kinda like spring break hell to me too! Niceee nails. Very hawt.

Eric said...

Takes me back to Spring Break 1989. Did you pound a bunch of cheap beer, then have a bellyflop and wet t-shirt contest?

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I'm with you. We always prefered the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Nicola Gildersleeve said...

I'm jealous that you are in the heat and beautiful sunshine- though its pretty sunny here right now. I was just in Joshua Tree outside of Palm springs. I was getting a FaCT level 1 coaching cert(what sean has for balance point testing) and there were 8 athletes there for a training camp. Would have been awesome to get out and ride everyday like they were! Have fun Tomorrow.

James Greenwood said...

What designs are you sporting on your finger nails MJ?

Jo Lynn said...

How does one function with fingernails like that?

And, wheeling on the beach? That's awesome!