Usually we spend the night in hotels. But tonight we’re in the dorms of Unity College, a private college of 665 students focused on sustainable (ie environmental) sciences.
It’s better than the cinderblock building I lived in during my first two years of college at Mizzou. Five of us are in a suite — three bedrooms (one is a single), one lounge (big kitchen sink, no appliances), one shower, one half-bath. More space than the youth hostel in Richmond on last year’s ride. No air conditioning. Got to keep the beer hidden.
On the other hand, we’ve got the fastest internet service in days!
Dorm food has gotten better too (yes, I’m back to food). There was grilled chicken and also a vegan option, plus pasta with a spicy tomato sauce, a few options for side dishes of veggies and a generous salad bar with mixed greens, not iceberg lettuce. And we could have seconds — possibly dangerous when you’re dealing with cyclists.
And there’s real ice cream, not just soft-serve:
Too bad the chocolate syrup container was empty. I tried not to be crushed:
Admittedly, some of the good stuff was off-limits to us:
But it’s disappointing to read a printed poster from a college where “it’s” is spelled “its”.
And — really, college kids? Clearly I am a different generation:
By the way, to get another perspective on this ride, check out this blog.