Homeward Bound

The last time I had a chance to blog we were in “rainout theatre”, and now we are halfway through a four hour flight home to Atlanta.  After a shocking 3 days of precipitation in Southern California (who says it never rains?), we were back on the bike for 6 more days before packing things up.  When we left Corona-del-Mar this morning it was warm and sunny and the forecast was for much warmer temps for the week ahead. We didn’t get those temps but we had the right clothing for the cool mornings and our spring training consisted of over 550 miles and 16 rides.

Our last week of riding has some notable highlights.  First, a ride date we set up with new tandem friends who we met along the trail in Shady Canyon.

with Brit, Kevin and their son Evan
with Brit, Kevin and their son Evan

Sunday is a fun day of getting to know Brit and Kevin during a 30 mile trek through Irvine.

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DSCN2954We enjoy lunch afterwards and make plans to reconnect when we return to SoCal later in the year.

On the way to Seal Beach, I experiment with the selfie stick while riding, and determine that I can take a shot of Roger, and I can take pictures of myself, but I cannot get both of us riding.

selfie stick stretch from the back!
selfie stick stretch from the back!

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part of me, none of Roger and lots of space between us!
part of me, none of Roger and lots of space between us!

The sunset hit parade continues and we are there every night to record them!

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On Tuesday we make a return trip to San Clemente, this time we ride.  I may have mentioned in an earlier post that strong winds out of the north cancelled our plans to ride to San Clemente in our first week. The scenery is stunning as we make the 21 mile trip to have another lunch visit with Nancy and Michael.

along our route south of Dana Point
along our route south of Dana Point

This ends up being one of our most difficult rides as it features a good amount of climbing to stay off of the main road as much as possible.

riding along the beach after lunch in San Clemente
riding along the beach after lunch in San Clemente
climbing out of Dana Point on the return to Corona del Mar
climbing out of Dana Point on the return to Corona del Mar

At midweek we are at inspiration point to do a live periscope feed of the sunset.

Roger in silhouette, running the live feed
Roger in silhouette, running the live feed

We still seem to get more viewers for a look at my manicure or pedicure than we do for live rock and roll or sunsets… go figure!

Cooler weather sort of kept us away from the beach this trip, but we finally make it down to Crystal Cove beach and snap a few pictures before school groups invade our privacy!

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Our last ride features a final visit to Shady Canyon (until October).  You just never know what you are going to see while riding along!

dog walker anyone?
dog walker anyone?

Here I am capturing one more sunset over the Pacific before heading back east.

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We’ll be heading to Huntsville, Alabama and then on to Georgetown, Texas before the month is out. Lots of tandem fun coming soon to this blog.

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One thought on “Homeward Bound

  1. Hey Eve and Roger,

    Fun blog with great photos. It will be good to be able to follow your travels through your blog. Glad we were able to chase you two down and meet you on the Shady Canyon bike trail.

    Keep the momentum going,
    Kevin and Britt

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