Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Map and Itinerary
Here is the itinerary and map for the coast to coast ride. That way if you are along the route, you'll know when I'll be coming your way. I emailed my childhood best friend, who now lives in Missouri. Unfortunately her farm is a 3 hour drive from the closest point on the bike route. I'm hoping she'll bite the bullet and come and see me anyway.
I started training this week, since we had a minor heat wave in the Detroit area. I rode my mountain bike 13 miles on Sunday--45 degrees and windy. Today it was 52 and rainy, and I rode 18 miles. I was awfully cold and wet, but it's more fun than riding stationary... Snow is predicted for Thursday, so it might be a while before I can ride outside again. Now I am heading downstairs to show my grandson how to change a bike tire (since I want to put an old tire on the back of my road bike while it is on the trainer--I'd hate to wear out a good tire while going nowhere!).