Nephew & 2 College friends/mates are riding the USA East Coast
Starting around June 3rd my nephew Josh and two friends(Will and Peter) from college decided to ride the East Coast starting from Maine and ending in the Keys. They actually are getting college credit for this adventure. Also, they've not been on bikes much and definitely have not done distance riding. A few days ago, they arrived at his paternal grandparent's house in Smithfield VA. Josh, Will, and Peter, Josh's parent's and sister, his dad's mom and her husband, his maternal grandparents, some family friends, and me and my wife all met up at Golden Corral in Newport News, VA(No, they didn't ride bikes to Golden Corral.). I became a hero by arranging that they bring their bikes into my LBS on the 3rd of the July so that they could be tweaked(Figured it would be late Friday before they got the bikes, but my LBS fixed their bikes while they waited even after the bikes didn't arrive until late afternoon--my LBS is great.).
So, we're eating dinner and the guys are consuming mass quantities when, after talking about my biking and theirs, they said I should join them when they start up again Saturday the 6th. Anyway, I rode with the guys for about 30 miles(to near the VA/NC boarder), wished them good luck, and then returned back to the starting point, his paternal grandparent's house, where my car was.
Some adventure about my ride with them: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post15821483
Their blog, so far, about their trip(I'm Uncle Mike): http://brobreak.wordpress.com/
A pic of us all before we got started. (My nephew is the one in the regular shirt.)