B&B Orientation - Day 2
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May 16th, 2008 – by: smhirsch
Once the speeches were given, we headed outside and had a quick flat tire seminar...I changed out my stock tires for some Gatorskins I had brought with me. Man, those things are tough to get on! Anyway, after that was done, we all got changed and headed out for our shake down ride. We ended up riding a little over 13 miles, through a military base (remember, we're in Virginia Beach)...not bad at all. I was the first girl at every stop and it felt awesome...yes, I know we only went 13 miles, but still...it made me feel good.
When we had returned and all eaten some food, the leaders started running shower shuttles. We were showering at a local YMCA...with semi-communal showers...and I forgot my towel. It's really funny how most of the girls (including myself) are kinda modest and weren't very comfortable with the communal part of the showers.
After showers, we did more painting on the trailer, which now has leopard and zebra printed wheel wells, as well as 33 stick figures (one for each of the 31 of us and Kristian and Amelia) on the left side, along the terrain of the US (and one's on the water...so I guess there are actually 34, since that one was aptly named "Jesus"). There was also a bike clinic on the boardwalk, which I volunteered for, along with Andrew (the leader in charge of us for this), Jackie, Laura and Will. It was a lot of fun. There were a decent amount of kids, and we talked about helmet safety, checking to make sure there's air in your tires, that your chain's on, etc.
Later that night, two alumni from CUS'07, Katie and Lynn, came and talked to us.
Things I learned today:
-George enjoys saying things like "I'mmm being silly!"
-Megan loves Jews (she's obsessed)
-wearing a helmet does not protect you from being pelted with sand when the wind blows
-strawberry lemonade slurpees make my mouth sting...and turn red
-the post office is a very busy place on a Friday afternoon
-the bathroom and surrounding rooms smells terrible...and, according to Katie and Lynn, that's something we'll be used to in a week or two...and it will get worse...haha.
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