I did it! 2400 miles. Seven weeks. 8 states. What an accomplishment! Who would’ve thought. I think it will take me a couple weeks or so to process the entire thing. Here are some highlights and low lights Highlights Riding with Robin every mile. We’d share the lead every other mile. So, I led… Continue reading Route 66 Complete!
Left the desert, but not before it dealt one final brutal hand. Our first 10 miles, today, were into a 30 mph headwind. I kid you not . We left at 630a, wham, into the wind, plus a gradual climb up to the top of El Cajon pass. I was in my near smallest climbing… Continue reading 50 Miles to Go! Tomorrow is it!
Today I moved closer and closer to the cool ocean climate I love with every pedal stroke. I am sitting in my hotel, 11 miles from the top of El Cajon Pass which is the gateway to Southern Ca and the LA basin. We started seeing green–trees, bushes, vegetation–and civilization, homes and businesses. As a… Continue reading 120 Miles to Go! Almost there
Almost there, but still have to get through the Mojave Desert. One more day’s ride will put us at the back of the San Gabriel Mountains. Riding a bike in the desert is uncomfortable, both physically and mentally. We do have support on the road. In the desert our support vehicle is every 15 miles… Continue reading 164 Miles to Go, One More Day in the Desert
The end is insight! Oh, what a journey this has been. These last miles are across the Mojave Desert–in June. It is killer hot. Had a big climb, today, from Kingman over Sitgreaves pass at 3550 ft then significantly down hill into Ca. We starting riding at 6a and had to call it quits by… Continue reading 320 Miles to Go! In California!
Had trouble updating this blog due to weak internet. But things are good for tonight. I’m outside of Peach Springs, which is approximately 60 miles NW of Kingman, AZ. We are out in the middle of nowhere in the Western Arizona desert. Been staying at some funky/scary motels from the 1950s. There is not much… Continue reading 440 Miles to go, still crossing the desert–it’s hot!
Left Winslow, Az and climbed all day up to Flagstaff. Our hotel in Winslow was stunning, and I’ve included a few photo’s of the place. The ride up to Flagstaff was almost entirely on I40. It was hot and dusty, and of course with a strong headwind. The group had many flats from the road… Continue reading 543 Miles to Go–Another Hot Day Slogging it out on I40