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First test successful!

Woo hooo – a 11 mile (18k) bike ride on the road today!

We are back at the beach cabin and after days of rain and cold we woke this morning to sunny blue skies so we took advantage of it to try getting out on the bikes for the first time since the crash.   I have been riding an exercise bike or on our wind trainer for a couple of weeks, but this is the first time out on the road with both hands on the handlebars.   And it felt pretty dang good.

Obviously not a long ride but any time on the bike in the sun is good for the soul at this point!  And, most importantly, good for the self-confidence that we can get underway on the bike trip in early April.

Stay tuned…

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6 responses to “First test successful!

  1. glad your sun lasted long enough for a ride!

  2. Hey Dave and Nancy,
    Steve Sterba gave me the link to your blog. You are doing an outstanding job as thrillseekers! I retired from Intel 5 years ago and rode down the Oregon Coast for a week last summer. It was my first experience at bicycle touring. But, I have to admit that we were sagged. We called it the Oregon Coast Brewery to Brewery Bicycle Tour. I bought a touring bike with racks and panniers last month and have plans for my first “self-contained” tour on the Adventure Cycling Cascade-Sierra route this summer. I’ll follow your adventures on your blog.
    Best of luck to you both.
    Ted Forgeron

    • Hey Ted – Thanks for the comments. We are really looking forward to getting started with out trip. Touring is not the same as racing, but it is still a pretty good buzz. I actually found JohnB’s (I think) on-line journal of your trip – not sure how. It sounded like a fun ride – though I’m sure that you you had to slow down your riding pace just a bit 🙂

      Take care,
      – dre

  3. good to see your starting to use your hands Nancy….. now all we have to do, is get dave to stop doing wheelies, Ow and use hand signals….

  4. Glad everything seems to be coming together. Maybe you will get one more sunny day to ride prior to leaving. Here is to your great adventure.

    Cindi

  5. Eeeeeno – Glad to hear the shoulder felt good! I hope to see you next year at the Giro. Best of luck to you guys.

    –steve–

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