You know those days when you feel so content with where you are that your mind is calm and a smile takes up permanent residence on your face? As Steph, Paul, and I pedaled down old highway 80 towards Brawley, with Lincoln, Maria, and Alex cheering us on from the RV, that’s exactly how I felt.
There is nowhere else I’d rather be right now than on this adventure- in the hot California sun, on the bumpy pavement, fighting a headwind doing my best to draft off a recumbent bike. Because what lies before of all these things, is a group of people who are working together to accomplish an amazing feat, and having a hell of a good time in the process. But that is not the only reason I’m smiling… there is no other way to put it really- Steph just blows me away- 50 miles today… and not just 50 miles- FIFTY strong, consistent, smile on his face, telling stories, loving life, laughing when he discovered he’d rode 20 mins with the e-brake on MILES. And at the end of the day, when that odometer read 49.7, he took on a few circles around the RV and trailer to get that reading exactly to 50.0… and I was right there with him. There was nowhere else I’d rather be.
– Katy (the filmmaker)