Today was a zero day; I had no intention of riding any further than the brewery. My duties today mainly consisted of doing laundry in the tub, writing for the site, and mentally preparing for the big game. And I had several beers to consume.
Laundry in the tub is an art that most people don’t seem to understand. Same basic steps as the machine, except for it’s all in your hands. There’s the soaking period. Draining. Soaking. Draining. Then soaking in soap with agitation. More soaking. Rinsing. More Rinsing. Then wringing out. Then drying. It’s labor intensive and time consuming. More over, it gives me the utmost respect for how clothes were cleaned before the washing machine.
It was almost game time, so I headed back to Lb’s for some food and more kolsch. When I arrived, it was apparent I was the only one there for the game. Fortunately, one other fan arrived. He was from Tunisia, had received a scholarship to study in the US, and never left.
We watched the game together, a starck contrast from last weeks viewing in KC with thousands of my closest friends. The game was good, but a bit disappointing. I wanted a win, but a tie would do. I definitely managed to consume entirely too much kolsch, but was able to plan my next couple of days out after the game.
My friend who lives in Denver, Brandon, is employed as an environmental consultant. His job takes him all over the state of Colorado, and much to my benefit, he would be in Burlington, CO around the same time I hoped to arrive. After some conversation, I decided to do a long day to Oakley, KS. There was a campground there and it was a short distance to Burlington. There was another World Cup game three days later, and I needed to watch it. Even if it cost me.