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Jul 15, 2012 - We are off!
July 15, 2012. We got to see Olivia (and her family) before we left. She will be half grown by the time we see her in September! Btw, I guess my steed for the bike tour has a name. Olivia dubbed it "Nana Icycle." We are almost to Black Mesa State Park, which will be lonely without Lucy and Eric. We miss them. As expected, it is very dry out here. There is a severe drought. Wow!!!! We just passed about 10 fully loaded cyclists headed west! And it is over one hundred degrees out there and not a shade in...Jump to full entry
Jun 26, 2012 - Hot, hot, hot!
Wow! Training for the bike tour has taken a very warm turn. Even getting started at 6am, before sunrise, it is hard to get many miles in before roasting on the pavement. By the time we got 35 miles in this morning, it was 88 degrees with 52% humidity, on the way to 103 for the day's high. It is more fun playing with Olivia.... picking apples.Jump to full entry
Jun 12, 2012 - Getting excited already
We will be leaving for our trip in about a month. Most of the planning and preparations are well under way. Some of you think we are crazy; some of you know we are. Or at least, that I am. The idea of us bike touring has grown slowly since we saw a couple at Crater Lake last summer (2011). We really liked their folding bikes, since it solved our problem of carrying bikes with our mode of travel (pulling our 17 foot Casita travel trailer). After getting our bikes, we got hooked on reading bike touring journals, specifically that of Grampies...Jump to full entry