Here are some interesting statistics concerning AIDS/Lifecycle 2013:
Oldest Participant: 82
Youngest Participant: 18
Number of States Represented: 44, including Washington, D.C.
Number of Countries Represented: 18
Average of Calories Burned Daily: 3,410
Eggs Consumed: 44,600
Pounds of Pasta: 18,800
Portable Toilets: 1,100
Packets of "Butt Balm": 18,000
I thought today would be an easy day considering the mileage was listed at 42. The dirty little secret about today was that we had two long, steep climbs, two short, steep climbs and one long gradual climb. And I thought I'd get a break today...Ha!
The good news was that most of the day was peppered with outstanding coastal views from the hills just east of the coast. Simply breathtaking!
Today is the infamous Red Dress Day aka Dress in Red Day as it was originally dubbed! I say they called it the Dress in Red Day because it was 42 miles of hellacious hills and climbing! LOL
Besides the challenging route, this was a day for fun and relative relaxation. I got a VERY late start and got caught in cyclists traffic getting out of town. It took me over an hour to proceed 3 miles past camp. Kinda like a cyclist rush hour. No fun as you have to keep clipping and unclipping as you inch forward slowly.
After getting out of town and on the route it was all about the amazing costumes and creativity that people put into their outfits. I took no less than 200 pictures today. Yes, I took that many! I've only posted a smattering of them here below.
Not only did I get to spend the rest of the ride with Rey, but we spent the last two nights in hotels. This type of accommodation on the AIDS/Lifecycle is better known as "Princess-ing it." It was great to use a real shower, toilet and sleep in a cozy soft bed and snuggle with my honey. I woke up more refreshed with less sleep than the previous four nights. Go figure...
Like before, the rest of this post will be pictorial. Especially here, a picture's worth a thousand words...
|Tent City turning red...|
|You know who...|
|CEO Lorrie Jean and Rey Rey|
|What a bod!|
|Aren't they CUTE!|
|Sexy, SEXY boy doing naughty things with Rey Rey|
|Another sexy beast|
|I wanted to kiss this cook!|
|More sexy beasts|
|Yet, another cutie patootie|
|Sexy Firemen...err, well sort of firemen...|
|What a bod, huh?|
|Even Rey Rey had on his red today!|