Dear Supporters I have completed my journey and on September 24th at 1:20pm reached the Mexican border. I want to thank all those who supported me with their pledges and messages of support. If you made a pledge you can send or drop off your donation to me at: Nampa Police Dept. 211 12th Av. So. Nampa, ID. 83651 Or Boys & Girls Club 316 Stampede Dr. Nampa, ID. 83687
Saturday, September 25, 2010
55 miles - Carlsbad to the Mexican border. I finally made it. Its been an amazing and challenging trip. The end was a little anti-climatic. Arrived at the border - no greeting party, no marching band. I looked around, took a picture and got on the train for San Diego.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
82 Miles - Los Angeles to Carlsbad - I had typical Southern California weather, Sunny and warm - Rode thru Seal Beach and stopped and watched the surfers - Reminded me of my younger days when I use to surf.
Part of my route took me thru 12 miles of Camp Pendleton Marine Base. The bike path follows a road used by tanks and sign read "TANKS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY" Duh! Really? I'm staying at my friends house tonight and head for the border tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
40 miles - Malibu to Los Angeles. Easy day - only rode 40 miles mostly on a bike path on the beach. The weather was kind of over cast and cold. I'm at my Dad's house and spending a couple of days with him. I will head for the border on Thursday and be there on Friday. I should be back in Idaho on Monday. One of the good things about California is In & Out Burger! Even with all that I've been eating, I have lost almost 20 pounds.
79 Miles - El Capitain to Malibu. Foggy most of the day. After getting through Santa Barbara the route alternated between Bike paths and Pacific Coast Highway. I had a beautiful sunset looking out from tent.
I have got a lot of sun on this trip and my helmet has given me racing stripes. Tomorrow I will be in Los Angeles at my Dads house. I will spend a couple of days with him before heading to the border.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
75 miles - Pismo Beach to El Capitain State Park - Last night when I was looking for the campground I met John (School Teacher from Fresno) who invited me to set up my tent behind is RV. This was great because I was able to catch up on all the football scores and he even had cinnamon rolls for me in the morning. I have met a lot of nice people on my trip. Today my route took me inland through farm country, mostly strawberry fields. I'm camped at El Capitain State Park about 25 miles north of Santa Barbara.