For the first 15 miles I was escorted Rick Fultz and Jon Williams to get a great jump start. Jon did the pulling, breaking the wind to ease my load. This set me up for a great ride today, I met up with Claire after 40 miles in Old Town Temecula CA for lunch. To my surprise my cousin, nephews and several friends all went out there to join us with another special send off, including Suzanne's group prayer for safe travels.
I made the first day's goal to Banning CA, about 88 miles in 6 hours and 9 minutes riding time. There were a couple of long hard climbs through the mountains, and a nice tail wind increasing the speed a little. Claire was there for me all the way, she's the best supporter I could imagine. I feel good, and had a nice steak dinner to keep the nutrition up. Day One was a complete success!!
PS: I had a little technical difficulty with the GPS tracking app (I forgot to turn it back on after my break at 66 miles) so this link to my route is a little short today, but still pretty cool.
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