We did it. Bob Sheldon, Ursula Misiraca, Sherry Newsham, Ken Hartman and I rode from Vancouver B.C. to the Mexican border. We left Vancouver on August 30, 2015 and touched the fence on October 6, 2015. Funny how when you take your bike apart and pack it, that after it arrives and you are trying to put it back together there are parts that don't fit, extra pieces and missing pieces and lots of adjustments needed to be made. We arrived in Vancouver by train from Seattle. After checking into our hotel we were planning to cruise Stanley Park however, the park was closed due to unexpected high winds and downed trees. That’s how our adventure started trees blocking bike...
The Epitome of a Pilgrimage We departed Lisboa, Portugal on June 2. Malena Serrato, Letitia Sokoll, Ursula Misaraca, Pauline Stehley and myself, Dolores Wells on mountain bikes that weighed somewhere between 50 to 500 pounds. It was downhill all the way out of Lisboa on cobblestone roads to the river. We had bike paths past the Oceanario and were literally on The Way. We had signage to follow along The Way. It was a great day and a great start. The first day was dry and warm and we weren’t aware that we were about to meet the first of many Knights in Shining Armor or Angels on the trail. We stayed in Vila Franca de Xira. The next day I was...
Saturday April 30th. “Ride to Camacho’s” put on by the Ramona Fun Riders was just that. It is a century from Santa Ysabel to El Centro and ending at Camacho’s restaurant. There were 9 in our group and I talked to about 5 more NC3 members. We had head and cross winds for at least 75% of the ride. A few of us had dermabrasions thanks to the blowing sands. The ride started with Apple Pie and coffee in Santa Ysabel and Dudleys Bakery sandwiches for lunch with Mexican food at the end. My idea of a good "ride to eat" event. There were buses waiting to take us back and Mayflower moving vans to carefully transport our bikes....
Cool Breeze August 21st 2010 the Pink team invaded Ventura. It was a cool morning start and we were off we had 2 Ironmen (one man one woman) and a former NCCC and her new husband and a bunch of the usual. We ate our way through Ventura before and after the ride and attempted to do the same on the ride. Fortunately none of us saw the terrible accident on the freeway but, Karla did pull some woman out of the bushes who had taken the downhill a little too fast. Just before the lunch stop I had a flat and while Karla and I were sitting on the grass changing it a gentleman turned around and helped...