Thanks To So Many
It's been a long time in the making. And along the way there
have been many people that have inspired us and contributed to
our goal. We thank you.
Support: Family and friends. I can't say enough. Thanks!
Getting There: Airport delivery started two days early
-- since I flew out of Hartford, Connecticut -- so thanks for the
drive up Todd. And the 5:30am race to the gate. Sorry to get you
up late! And also to Carmen and Carlos for letting us crash at
your home. The two hours of sleep was wonderful. Thanks to Carlitos
(they're 7 month old) for waking us up- after my alarm failed.
Drivers: Heather, Kate, Bill, Jessica, and
are fortunate to get the help from friends and family to keep
pace with us in the minivan (SAG vehicle) while we venture
Stays: We're lucky to have a place to stay in both Portland
(Ian & Kate) and San Francisco (Matt & Kate). This comes at
especially great points on the trip - both rest days and the largest
we travel through.
Team: Everyone riding - it's a great group - and lots of
Training: For all the countless hours of riding - through
interval Thursdays and longer Total200 "training
rides" to running all different paces and loops. You know who you
are- pushing me and keeping the guilt high when I tried to skip
out.. and well,
when I didn't show. Just to make sure I didn't skip again.
Music: I dare not list everyone that has contributed
to my 20 GBs + of mp3's -- but they all add to the flavor of
The new ones are greatly appreciated- from latin rhythms to
comedy skits. The older ones- classics that will feel like I'm
with an old friend.
Shorts: Thanks to Tim my bike shorts made it out to the
ride. Just one detail I missed when I was packing. How, I don't
know- I'm just glad they're back with me.
Graphics: Aaron gets the credit for the
design of the masthead - after asking, I ripped it off because
and for as much as I wanted to create a whole new brand,
uh yeah, I ran into some time constraints.
Work Support: Taking a month off isn't easy- not without
the right people to cover for you. Don't worry I'll be back.
Experience: I've been lucky to have so many partners join
me on these adventures and rely on me in the
past, even when I knew as little as they did. I look forward to
with the new crew. As I said to Dan some years ago, "If you
see a tornado there are two rules. 1. Tell me. and 2. Go the other
way." I've learned more than that I promise.