Phew!!! Made it it SAN DIEGO!!!!
Little rain in Las Vegas. Little rain in Riverside. Otherwise nice and perfect! We were out if the heat and, more importantly, out of the cross wind. There were some headwinds, but it was more like you’d expect to have riding at 80 mph.
The weather forecast when we’re prepping to depart a few days ago showed a clear route. Earlier today, it looked like we’d hit rain for our departures from San Diego and Kerrville….which is not a great prospect. Then the forecast looked better again. So the weather feels unpredictable. And that is NO BUENO! Huge thanks to Harper Wilson and Steve Bailey for being weather lookouts and providing the heads up on changes!!!
When mapping out all that we had donr just to get here and all that we had coming up, exhaustion started to become an issue. Nic does not have a faring on his bike, so he gets the brunt of more than the rest of us. Having already done 1600 miles in less than 3 full days….he’s feeling it.
All this adds up to a change of plans. We’ve decided that as trio we will not be embarking on the 50cc challenge. Sad panda. But the fatigue it a little too high, and the build up of fatigue will be overwhelming at the end. So….our adventure will be a-changin!
We are now headed out and will be getting through the scenic sights of the southwest. Not sure of the details yet….that takes coffee in the morning to get clear in my head. But it will be an adventure!
While I would love to do this challenge, I’m mostly just happy having this experience with my boys….. I wish I’d had the chance to start all of this with my dad 10 years ago, but I’ll take the opportunity now.
And our efforts for Team Teve are not ending! Our flags have taken a beating and are pretty hammered….but that sort of sums up the Bailey’s situation. Pretty hammered. We are keeping the message out there….and there are still goodies for donators!! Keep your eyes open for the donation prizes that will be posted!
Our other teams are headed out early tomorrow…one group if 5 riders at 4 am and a group of 4 riders plus 1 passenger at 6. Watch out Texas!! Best of luck you crazy folks!!