March 23-26 ~ Vallejo to Chico

Vallejo to Davis – 55 Miles After a night watching orchestra performances with my host Bruce (who turned out to be an old Trombone instructor of a friend of mine at UC Davis!) and his friends, I woke up early and prepared for a long day of riding. It had rained the night before, but the … [Read more…]

March 20-22 ~ Mountain View to Vallejo

Mountain View to Oakland – 44 miles Today was a great day. I woke up early to say goodbye to Meri, then discovered that REI doesn’t open till ten so I couldnt leave as early as I’d wanted. On the bright side, I had time to finalize the post I wrote the night before and … [Read more…]

March 14-19 ~ Salinas to Mountain View

What a week! I’ve completed three more days of riding, and now am sitting in the living room of one of my best friends apartments. I have done so much in the last 5 days, and learned a lot too. Here’s a recap:   Salinas to Santa Cruz – 36 miles This was a good … [Read more…]

March 8-14 ~ Final Preps

Sunday (3/8) was train day. For some reason I thought I could also squeeze in attaching fenders to my bike in the same day. So I was at the bike kitchen until right before I needed to go to the train station. My friend dropped me off at the station with all my gear, and … [Read more…]

March 2-7 ~ The Start

It’s been an interesting week. Monday (March 2) was to be the first day of my tour, but due to some last minute issues I ended up staying in Lompoc an extra night. Sunday, I took all the goods from my old bike and put them onto my “new” bike. For the most part, everything … [Read more…]