Winter in March

Seems a long time ago, but we had a wet March and  coupled with buying a Concept2 indoor rowing machine, I haven’t been on my bike much since. I love my rowing machine. It’s quite a different workout than a long training ride. In fact, right now, training rides are the farthest from my mind. I’m rowing 3 days a week and on a 24 week workout plan which indoor rowers are familiar with (Pete Plan). I am looking forward to alternating rowing/commuting to work but I have to get over a stretch of overtime the next week or so.

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I’m actually on vacation this week and we just returned from camping in the Sierra foothills, our campsite on the edge of the south fork of the Yuba River. No bikes, no hiking, just playing in the water with the dogs (which the little one hates), investigating the locals, and sitting around campfires enjoying coffee and reading a book.

 

2 person, 2 dog tent
2 person, 2 dog tent

 

Morning mist………..

Yuba River
Yuba River

NO

Today my daughter will reach her destination.

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She has been on the road solo, via her bike, since Jan. 8. She has weathered mountains, deserts, freezing temperatures, and high winds. I am sure she will return a different person……….

peace, ks

Update

My daughter rode, solo, from San Diego (she began in Santa Cruz, read the previous post) to Phoenix, and is staying a week with relatives. I am so proud of her.

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She’s now hopped a train to skip some repetitive desert scenes to land in Texas to continue her two-wheeled journey east. Last we talked she thought she’d go all the way to Florida!

Incredible

My daughter left on a bike tour Jan. 8. She’s still on the road heading east from San Diego, after riding all along the California coast from Santa Cruz to San Diego. Here’s a photo of the terrain she crossed today. My new hero…….

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peace, ks