Ready to ride – The Southern Tier – San Diego to Saint Augustine, Fall, 2015

We are packed and ready to start the next great adventure. Bill will be cycling from San Diego to St. Augustine over the next two months. We are joining his brother, Jeff and his wife, Kim, who will ride a tandem bike. Bill will cycle on his touring bike. Karen will drive the SAG wagon, our RV.  Bill has been training with rides up to 55 miles and faster speeds than Karen is willing to ride. Karen has simply ridden 25 miles 4 or 5 times a week to keep in shape for the next European tour.

Maps to guide us on the Southern TIer cross country cycle trip
Maps to guide us on the Southern TIer cross country cycle trip

Karen’s plan is to drive 50-60 miles to the campsite or rendezvous point which should only take an hour, get dinner going in the crockpot, then read or walk or hike or cycle until the XC cyclists get to the campsite. Karen may ride back 5 miles to meet them each day. Sounds like a good plan to me. Karen already has the camper stocked with reading material for the first month.

Glad I’m not tackling this hill during the first day out!

Stage 1 from San Diego to Alpine
Stage 1 from San Diego to Alpine

I’ll keep you posted as to the progress of the cyclists. The journey begins September 28th.