Thursday, February 4, 2010

Some semblance of normality returns, and a look at riding to Joshua Tree.

Things are finally winding down with work for me right now (after about 3 months of overtime scheduling), so I'd like to get back to the occasional post again. Thanks for staying tuned, I was surprised the number of subscribers continued to grow even as content basically trickled to zero. I think interest in cycling is certainly on the up trend.

The big news for me, is amidst the middle of the craziness I did take a mini vacation to ride to Joshua Tree from San Bernidino with Meghan (LA to San Bernidino via Metrolink). But the really big news is I proposed on our trip, so it's official, we're getting married! The most memorable moments of my life the past 2 years have revolved around us riding bikes together, and I look forward to a lifetime of more adventures on two wheels. Time to start saving for that road tandem we have been dreaming of...

Soon I would like to do a follow up post with more details about our trip and routing for the travel curious. For now, here is some images of our trip to the beautiful desert lands to our East (shot with my new Canon G11) . Once you have a solid base of aerobic fitness, really the only limit to how far you can go on a bike is how much vacation time you have. I'd also like to give a shout out to Russ and Laura of The Path Less Pedaled, who's trip to Joshua Tree a while back inspired ours, and who's writing got us more into this whole self supported bicycle touring thing in the first place.

Cabazon Dinosaurs

The Road Less Traveled

Me And My Bike

Cresting The Climb Into Yucca Valley

Bike Route

Around The Campground

The Proposal

Morning Campsite

Almost There

Santa Fe Depot Train Station In San San Bernardino


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! and welcome back

Teddy said...

Congrats on your proposal.
I'm very happy for the two of you.
Now if only my girlfriend could see the joys of biking haha