#30daysofbiking Day 17: bikes, tennis, rock-and-roll
A long and very multi-faceted day. Grant left before 7am to attend the annual two-day HS tennis tournament at the Champions Club in Chattanooga. Mark and I spent most of the morning dropping off garbage; literally. Today was Household Hazardous Waste day, and we had a small pile of old paint, batteries, and miscellaneous “hazardous materials” to dispose of. Quite a line of people waiting to go through the drop (a good thing). We also made a stop at the landfill to drop off some recycling and a few other things. Sorry to say, it was too much of a load to attempt by bike.
Mark was kind enough to let me sneak in a quick ride “around the block” while he finished up some yard work (that I should have been helping with). “Around the block” is basically the shortest loop I can make out of our house, and a nice little ride. A couple good hills, lots of woods. And also the requisite cows, a few mules, a few sheep, and a little white pony. 😉 Not much in the way of distance, but I simply had to stay faithful to the #30daysofriding.
We wanted to see Grant play, so we headed to the Champions Club just in time to see a great match – close, some wonderful volleys, but ultimately a loss. He played 6 matches over the course of two days, a few wins, a few losses. But one really great singles win – coming from behind to win in a tie-breaker.
Came home briefly to clean up and get ready for Round 2: the boys’ band, The Night Shines, were playing a concert at the Warehouse in East Ridge. I think Grant must have been pretty exhausted after 2 days of tennis, but it didn’t stop him. They sound better and better each time, and I think they’re ready to be some serious contenders in next weekend’s Battle of the Bands.
It was a very long day … but never any shortage of good entertainment!