The day started out very questionable. Andy was up from 1 AM to 5 AM with diarrhea and debating on throwing up ... Linda slept through the whole thing. When we got up at 6 AM, we packed our on-the-bike bags as though Andy would not be out there. He did "suit-up" (is that what you call it?), and by the actual start time, Andy decided to give it a go. What's the worst that could happen, right? Unbelievably, he held out in the morning, and actually was feeling good in the afternoon!
The riding was fab (is that a California word?), the wind was at our backs a bunch, and the views were fantastic! The roads we were on were country lined with almond trees and cows! A successful and gorgeous day!
Mileage: 57.3 miles
Average speed: 11.4 miles/hour
Roadkill count: 4 skunks, 4 cats, 1 rat, 1 unidentifiable
Flat tires: Andy - 0, Linda - 0, Others - 2?
Day rating: 9 (cuz Andy started out sick)
# of times a team member fell because pedals were clipped in: 1 (Andy)
And here are a few photos from the day:
Here's Linda, Sean, Kyle, and Andy at the Mexican restaurant. Kyle and Sean are the main organizers behind this event (and they've done a great job!)
Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted at 11:17 PM