April 27, 2016

I took my bike into the shop, today, for the final check-up! Hopefully not as expensive as my Toyota usually is. My mechanic Chris Andersen, at RIDE Cyclery in Encinitas, is a rare combination of a guy with great bike smarts and honesty–I trust him completely. When you are riding on a tire that is … More April 27, 2016

April 21, 2016

T minus 17 days. I’m ready, and I’m finalizing all the pieces to go. Such as-cool weather gear; rainy weather gear (yeah, in the rest of the country it rains after April) bike lights; tools and spare tubes; electrolyte replacement supplements-lots of stuff! Each of us is given 2 duffel bags which must weigh, together, … More April 21, 2016