Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 31: Homestretch

After two days off at my home (Actually, I had a lot of work to do at Yucaipa Christian School for back-to-school preparation) I am riding my last four days to the finish of the Foundation to the Future Tour … Continue reading

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July 28: Hometown Greeting

I was dropped off today in San Bernardino to continue my journey. My daughter Karissa rode with me and we arrived at Redlands Cyclery about 1:30. About a dozen cyclist gathered to ride, celebrate, and support me as I head … Continue reading

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July 25: A Tribute to Uncle Mel and the Smith Family

I found out that my wife’s uncle, Mel Smith, passed away. The picture below is of Mel. The Smith family is very tight-knit and laugh together, play together, cry together, and support each other in times like these. I remember … Continue reading

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July 24: The Angeles Mountains

As I’ve headed south on my journey, I’ve been criss-crossing the Cascades and the Sierras from west to east and back as I’ve headed south. After crossing the Mojave Desert, I am now crossing a transverse mountain range, the Angeles … Continue reading

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July 23: Mountains to Desert

Monday morning began with a ride along Bena Road which parallels the railroad route up into the Tehachapi Pass, then leaves the tracks and climbs steeply up to Keene. I ate lunch at the Keene Cafe, then continued climbing up … Continue reading

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July 21: Valley Riding

Saturday morning I still had a touch of vertigo, but needed to keep moving. I decided to stay in the valley and take farm roads and take it easy. I have forgotten what a long ride on level ground was … Continue reading

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July 19: Sick!!!

I woke up Thursday morning and as soon as I moved to sit up, the whole world started spinning and wouldn’t stop. I was experiencing an intense bout of vertigo- I soon became nauseous and was dry-heaving on my hands … Continue reading

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