06 2 / 2014

Today was solid training for the Spring Classics.

We woke up to pouring rain and I dreaded leaving my nice warm and dry bivy. We enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee with some Swiss friends in their camper, then set about packing up. It was f’ing wet. Our load weight increased by about 10-15 pounds with water weight, and I felt it. Or maybe it was the 30mph headwind. I didn’t expect the added treachery of rocks falling off the cliffs and into the road as we were riding by either. They had rock trucks buzzing by scooping boulders off the road! I had visions of being pushed off the cliff by a rock slide. We pushed through about 40 miles to Cambria and rented a hotel room to dry our business out. Oy!!! Yesterday and today were so completely different, but still awesome. That’s the thing about the bike. At the end of the day, it’s always still awesome!

04 2 / 2014

The Prologue. Tonight we learn to crochet from Ryan’s childhood friend Joe Miller, tomorrow we take off down the CA coast. My bike is so heavy!!!

The Prologue. Tonight we learn to crochet from Ryan’s childhood friend Joe Miller, tomorrow we take off down the CA coast. My bike is so heavy!!!