I can’t believe it’s almost over. I’m sorry I haven’t posted more photos – I haven’t taken that many, because I’ve been on the slow side all week, and riders who are too slow are required to take buses.
But here, finally, are a few that showcase the scenic beauty all along the route.
I’ve ridden 305 miles already – plus 40 in a van, because I had a bad tire. Only 200 miles to go!
We’ll be at or near the coast for the next 3 days, so the weather should be nice and cool. Today – day 5 – is “Dress in Red Day,” when everyone wears red to commemorate the fight against AIDS.
I haven’t had much time to update this – been too busy riding my bike. This is just to let you all know that I’m safe and sound after a grueling/exhilarating couple of days. Yesterday was 82 miles; today was 107. The weather couldn’t be better, with moderate temperatures and, best of all, strong tailwinds both days. I’ve been averaging a blistering (for me) 12.5 mph.
More from Paso Robles tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a photo of a typical rest stop.
Orientation Day, with 2300 cyclists and 600 roadies. Tomorrow we ride out, and find out how much we raised. My team alone has raised more than $420,000!
This is where I’ll be chronicling my ALC experience. To start off, here I am with a friend on my last training ride earlier today: just 10 miles. This after I rode 107 miles a week ago Saturday!