Monday, May 3, 2010

Roger, the bike guru

Ten years ago I was riding ten miles to the Arcata Airport with Doug Ingold. Then it was on to the Sports Bar for a high calorie lunch while the fatties around the wide screen TV marveled at our endurance. "Ten MILES on a bicycle??" We felt like heros. Really well fed heros.

Roger said:
You guys are lazy; you can do a LOT more. Add ten percent a week to your ride.

So we started going further. Now we ride round trip to Trinidad, a total of 40 miles, every Sunday. And our group of 2, now known as "The Latte Warriors," has grown to 35!

We still stop for snacks at a sweet little cafe in Trinidad called The Beachcomber. Occasionally, Roger shows up but he seldom stops for long and he never snacks.

We could still do more...

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Roger himself. Background: Trinidad lighthouse and point, a good place to watch whales. Note the uncluttered bike, which is very Roger.

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Our ride home follows the aptly named Scenic Drive, south of Trinidad. We had the wind at our backs last Sunday.