Day 40 – Almost There

It’s official, ladies and gentlemen. Our 2010 bicycle riding has concluded. With ACC now chowing down on fish tacos and working on their non-biker tans at the beach in San Diego, and (as of about ten minutes ago) both of our Pacific Coast groups over the Golden Gate, we are calling it a wrap! The ACC gang has already boxed up their bikes and shipped them home — then they were driving (??) over to the beach this afternoon. The PC groups will be, to borrow a bit of today’s vernacular, maxin’ and relaxin’ in San Francisco for the rest of their time together over the next couple of days. Kevin is in San Francisco right now — taking pictures of the groups with a very talented photographer buddy of his. He did send me one shot of Alex and Lidia’s group posing on the northern end of the Golden Gate (he also told me that it was 54 degrees on the bridge at noon today…)

 

Day 39 – Part II – They’re In

And – they made it! At 4:45 PM local time, and after a mere 2700 miles since June 25, our intrepid cross-country dynamos hit the water at Ocean Beach in San Diego! Two quick shots of several of the gang are below. We’ll put more up shortly when we’ve got some good non-cell phone shots to post!

 

Day 39 – Auspiciousness

Any regular reader of our humble little blog knows that today is the big day. As I type, our cross-country riders have seen the ocean, have felt the misty breeze blowing up from the coast and into Poway and Ramona, and are right now snaking down through El Cajon’s urban jungle. They’re likely overwhelmed by the sheer number of cars and traffic lights, but the euphoria and endorphins popping like popcorn on a hot griddle more than makes up for any urban angst they’re feeling. They should be at the beach within the next hour and a half or so! If someone is able to send me a shot from the beach we’ll be sure to get it posted

Day 38 – West Coast Style

All of the action is now officially on the West Coast for Apogee. With a mere five days left, our groups are squeezing every last drop out of their trips before the sun drops into the Pacific on Saturday. Rather remarkably, we’ve heard from all four groups in the last 24 hours. Both of our Pacific Coast trips are doing great. Lidia and Alex were in Gualala, CA for lunch today, which appears to be just the sort of Northern California sea-side village that so many of us dream of during board meetings and traffic jams. Rachel and Sam checked in last night; they, too, are doing remarkably well — now less than 100 miles from San Francisco. Neither sent me any pictures today, I regret to say — I believe there are camera issues with both groups. We’ll try to get something out of them before they wrap it up, though!