Thursday, November 8, 2012

Home Again!! November 6-7 Days 43-44 Flagstaff, AZ to Soldiers Grove, WI

Last blog posting


Best of Journey:
1) Spending 5 weeks with 33 extraordinary women!
2) No rain (except for one time evening showers) in 35 days!
3) Special visits with Alby and Alan in San Diego and Kelle and Gerald in Flagstaff

Vital Statistics:
1) 30 days biking with 5 recovery days
Biking distance 1900 miles (73,000 feet elevation)
3) Driving distance 1577 miles
4) Flying distance 2360 miles
5) 175,000 calories consumed in 35 days
6) 140 bottles of water
7) 2 flat tires

Best meal:  Oyster Bar on Fisherman's Wharf
Most comforting:  Evening "Tea" with cycling colleagues
Most difficult days: Gualala to Bodega Bay and Big Sur to San Simeon
Most dramatic views: Big Sur
Most flat:  Route south of Los Angeles
Most breathtaking: Biking across Golden Gate Bridge
Most daunting: Hill with 18% grade
Most friendly: Construction workers on highways
Most unique: Tunnels with flashing lights to indicate bikers were inside
Most embarrassing: Falling in hotel parking lot when meeting up with friends who were visiting
Most utilized medications: Ibuprofen and Arnica
Best story: Cyclist stopped by highway patrol and given warning for failure to stop at red light (in construction zone)
Favorite regular clothes:  "Findlay Farmer's Market" wrap around skirt & long gray sweater
Favorite biking clothes: Anything Hi-Viz with zippers (zip down uphill and zip up downhill)

Last but not least:  Many thanks to Jill, our Pilates instructor, and Ellyn who was a great training/biking partner..... and the many friends and family who made this journey a reality!!!

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