Tues. 6/14/2016: I realize that some of you must be wondering just how we get from city to city w/ o getting lost. So, I took a photo of the turn by turn document we use to get around– it’s called a cue sheet. The entire group meets each night at 530PM for a route rap session to review the next days ride. The staff person assigned to present goes over tricky or complicated turns, risky railroad crossings, big climbs etc. it is a necessary 10-15 minutes of data. The cue sheets in Kansas were short i.e. Go out the hotel and go straight for 50 miles. Now there are more streets and lots of turns and stop signs– the usual old story more people= more risk! The ride today was fun. The weather was cooler 60-79 range, and that simple change allows the body to stay cool to the core and use less fuel and expend less energy. I and Kevin rode the entire day together- it was the first time on the trip that us San Diego North County buds were able to do so!! Ron was off having fun also- a reported great coffee shop was part of his experience. Our ride consisted of Lots of hard paced energetic periods topped off with a closing almost 20 miles of really mellow riding on this terrific bike path. Before that we rode on SR 446 – a busy high truck use route — that kind of riding is focused intense cycling. Check the hand video I shot of the path– very fun. As I said it was an instant push of the “Happy Button” .