Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How does one train for 100 miles per day on a bicycle? We're still not sure, but believe it must entail riding hills. Lucky for us, there are plenty of them near our house in northern CA. Even a vacation to visit our son at summer school became a training session. We rode 60 miles up and around Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz area. The views were stunning, and we were able to enjoy them even while gasping for breath.

Although this picture only shows myself (Deanne) and my husband Eric, both my son Andy and daughter Erica are training for this ride too. I am the GISTer, and can not believe how much fun we have had by joining this sport. Before February, none of us had ridden on road bikes, nor had we ever ridden more than 5 miles at a time. Now we're up to 80!