MARCH 7, 2015
Day 1 – San Diego, CA to Alpine, CA – 41.5 miles – Elevation: + 3969 / – 1547 ft
My excitement and anticipation didn’t help me sleep last night. We will perform the ritual rear bike tire dipping in the Pacific Ocean this morning. This ritual ends with a front tire dip in the Atlantic Ocean when we reach St Augustine, FL 52 days and about 3,000 miles from now. We’re off to conquer the largest elevation gain for a single day of riding! I am hoping the adrenaline rush will help me get through the day.