Friday, June 13, 2014

Day 1- Buckeye to Oceanside.

Yesterday morning started off in Buckeye, AZ. We met up at Bob's house and then loaded the truck up with all our stuff and the bikes. Stan and Ann John have been a huge support and they brought over a big red van for us to all pile up in and drove us to Oceanside. The trip consisted of a few potty breaks, McDonalds, and lots of sleeping. Trying to rest up before the craziness!
 Cutter and Wesley were our luggage drivers. Thanks boys!

Our first stop was the Race Office in Ocean Side. We got a few things checked off of our To Do list by them so we could be one step ahead before we get started today. We got signed off on our signage, jersey sizing for our Riders, some release forms, and having valid phone numbers.

Our awesome riders!! Can you believe these guys will be riding their bikes across the country tomorrow?!

Next up was finding our hotel and getting the vans all set up. We are staying at the Hyatt in La Jolla and they have been wonderful to work with. They set off a valet stop for us to have to get everything all set up and their HR person was even out there taking pictures to post on their Twitter/Instagram/Facebook page- so keep your eyes out for us!

The whole crew! Well, almost. We are missing Kelly- she's going to meet us here sometimes this morning.

We are almost there! Today is inspection day and tomorrow at noon we will be sending the riders off. Their vans are all packed and they seem ready to go! Yesterday at dinner my Dad mentioned it was starting to sink in that it's just him and Troy riding this thing. It will be a new adventure that's for sure. There has been a lot trying to stand in the way of these two taking on this challenge, but they aren't letting anything stop them. I'm excited to be helping them accomplish this challenge!

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