Happy rest day! We woke up early, went for coffee, and enjoyed the ‘cool’ weather (it’s currently 91). Then, our besties, Jessie and Eddie came from Tucson to visit us in Prescott! We enjoyed tasting the delicious brews Prescott has to offer! Onward to Sedona tomorrow!
Today was a tough one! We got a late start from Wickenburg. Immediately Sergio noticed his tire wasn’t fully inflated from yesterday’s flat, so we pulled over to fix that. Then the route Google and Garmin said we should take ended up being arough dirt road which we discovered after a few miles and turned… Continue reading Day 7 : brutal
Another long one, about 90 miles from Quartzsite to Wickenburg. It was basically all uphill with a headwind the entire way. We started around 5am and watched the sunrise again! The first 10 miles were on the freeway, which still sucked, but the remaining were on a pretty large shoulder with annoying bumps every 5… Continue reading Day 6 : first flat!
A few miles out of Blythe we crossed the Colorado River and entered Arizona! One state down and 13 to go! Nothing much to see out here, other than how big these signs actually are when you’re below them versus watching through the car window. Also we rode about 21 miles on the freeway today,… Continue reading Day 5 : entering Arizona
Long day today! About 86 miles from Brawley to Blythe. We had to carry water so the bikes were extra heavy. We started around 4:30am, with the farmers, and watched the sunrise from our bikes. After meandering through farm land we rode through sanddunes: After that we kept riding….. And stopped at a ranch for… Continue reading Day 4 : farms, sanddunes, & desserts
Today we rode 51 miles from Borrego Springs, CA to Brawley, CA. Trucks carrying Eucalyptus passed us the entire way which overpowered the smell of pesticides. Most of those farms must be dates because we had to stop for a date shake! Side note : the ‘more’ in Westmorland was a bunch of dirt. … Continue reading Day 3 : date shakes
On Friday night we spent hours figuring out what went where, the scales were out, and everything perfectly balanced at the end. This morning, did we remember? Nope. We got up at 5:30, hoping to be on the road at the first glimpse of sun; however, it really helps if you know where everything goes.… Continue reading Stage 2 : it’s still hot
First, obligatory picture with wheels in the sand and ready to tackle the day! Final bike weight: Winona – 70lbs Sergio – 90lbs We climbed a total of 4,764 feet in 57 miles, which would have been manageable had it not been 115.5 degrees. We consumed almost an entire package of skratch to stay hydrated… Continue reading Day 1 : sweaty bibs
7-1-2016 : Wedding Day! It all started on an early Saturday morning, March 28th, 2015, we went for a bike ride from our house in San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge over to Marin county. After pausing for some water, we rode up Hawk Hill, which overlooks the bridge and San Francisco. At the… Continue reading We clean up well
An excerpt from Bicycling Across America by David Fenimore: April 16, 1986 Day 1 51.5 miles “We suited up and descended rolling terrain another ten miles, the last few in the dark, to Lake Henshaw, where we camped among the recreational vehicles. Our legs were so sore we could only walk sideways, like crabs, to… Continue reading Background