I rode from St. Cloud to Kissimmee today in search of a good WiFi signal. I stopped at Denny’s to utilize a gift card and use their free WiFi. After getting the log-in screen every 2 minutes I gave up and savored my coffee. Something that Denny’s does well. I took a seat where I could watch my bike laying up against a nice shady tree outside.
I moved on down the road where motels were in abundance. I found one with a good signal and checked in. At this point I just want to say that staying in motels is not part of my bigger plan. But as I ease into this and work out the bugs I’ll be staying in the tent more often. My main goal in addition to training is to make sure I can run my website from the road. This is essential mostly for keeping the ones I love updated without having to make a lot of phone calls. I also hope it will be a good way to inspire others to follow their dreams.
My room is nice and big. I’ll do laundry here tomorrow mainly because, while rushing to leave, I packed some of my laundry from home. Now it all needs to be done. The socks I wear now are too tight. That becomes very clear when I take them off and my legs are still indented like I’m wearing invisible socks. I’ll get myself some of those low cut socks that I hate. They will let my blood flow better to my feet and hopefully my toes won’t numb up on me. Next will be biking shoes. It’s a stiffer shoe that makes pedaling more efficient.
I rode a mile to Publix to get some shampoo, sunscreen and bug repellent. I locked my bike up outside where a security guard was standing. My mind was at ease. I found everything I needed and came back outside and realized I FORGOT MY KEYS! My bike was locked to a railing and my key is at the motel! I walked back to the motel, got my keys, and walked back. Two more miles I didn’t plan on.
So now I’m catching up. I’m going to wash my hair and plan my next route and get a good nights sleep.
After 10 minutes I remember why I don’t like TV. *CLICK*