|Back shore of Gloucester|
Chip's away game against Cape Ann meant taking the bike with me, dropping him off at the field at Gloucester High School for pre-game warm-up, and then heading out for a spin around Gloucester for an hour. As we arrived at Gloucester High School, with the field and parking lot to our left, I looked ahead at the long hill beyond the school and said, "It's a good thing I don't have to climb that."
Chip looked at the hill, and then over to the street on our right, and said, "You might want to rethink that" -- pointing to the street sign that said GAFFNEY STREET at the base.
OMG. (Coach) Shayne Gaffney is haunting me.
I looped the outer roads of Gloucester, stopping several times for photos, and then hustled back to catch the game before the end of the first quarter. As I came up to the hill, I took a deep breath, and climbed to the top. I've been up that hill once before -- 2 years ago. This time around, I was not as fast.
(Congrats to Chip's team for a great win.)