Sunshine, Miles and Smiles

The fun continues when John and Mitzi bring their coupled bike to SoCal on its maiden voyage. We ride 236 miles together, including a group ride that we organize for the local tandem club.  Somebody’s got to do it.

Shady Canyon rest stop
Photo-op during SoCal Team Tandems ride

A running race closes the usually busy Pacific Coast Highway to cars, but not to bikes.

No cars on the PCH for 5 glorious miles!
Riding through the Back Bay

We continue our traditions with Balboa Bananas and lots of sunsets.

The famous Balboa Bananas

Waiting for the sun to set at little Corona del Mar beach
Stunning views before sunset
Here is the beachside view!

Mitzi’s birthday celebration is at Crystal Cove’s Beachcomber.

Mitzi is a “rock star” at the Crystal Cove tide pools on her birthday
Enjoying the sand between our toes!
Celebrating with cupcakes

A strong tailwind pushes us through Huntington Beach and all the way home on our last ride of the week.

This is what a tailwind looks like
Our bikes at rest on the Huntington Beach Pier
California dreaming!

We end an action-packed week with a visit to the Don The Beachcomber, where rockabilly guitar legend Deke Dickerson performs.

It’s a giant tiki-bar!
featuring some giant drinks!

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8 thoughts on “Sunshine, Miles and Smiles

  1. Fabulous pictures. Certainly hope John & I get to bike with you again. We’ve just returned from biking Cologne to Rome with our 2014 C2C buds.

  2. Yes they were! It was a terrific hour of entertainment. Deke actually was the special guest and opened for a group of young men called The Cactus Blossoms! Thoroughly enjoyable.

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