Just about two weeks to go before departure...
Where did I get this idea? I don't really know. It is just something I wanted to do. And lucky for me my long-time and dear friend Mimi wanted to do it with me.
So... Mimi and I first met on the chairlift at Sugarloaf when we were 10 or 11 - and I am now too old to remember which! Last June I retired as Head of Friends' School in Boulder after 17 years there, and over 30 as an educator. This June Mimi will retire as a teacher in the Aspen Public Schools after a similar number of years. We had talked about riding our bikes across America for some time. It seemed like a great focus, and a BHAG. So, here we are two weeks out from setting off. Who knows what we'll look like two weeks into it! Mimi said she is calling her ride "The Antiques Roadshow."
I will try to keep this blog up on a somewhat regular basis to keep everyone up-to-date. Right now I am worrying about what to eat to stay fueled, how much to drink, and what cream will be best for my butt! I know these are all fascinating details! But mostly I am excited to see our amazing country this way.