Al left a comment on the site today, bringing everyone right up date, and with wishes to his family:
Day 17 is over, we are in Mill Bay, 1 mile North of San Fransisco. Tomorrow is big City Day, Golden Gate Bridge here we come. Aches and pains are getting better.
Michelle & Danielle I love you and do miss you, Danielle happy 24 th birthday tomorrow!!!, I will send you a prayer for many more happy years from the midlle of the Golden Gate.
Ewen “the tires are great and only one flat” (so far)
Cindy; it’s better! (corn starch)
Shelly (the angel really works) (I owe you)
Mark, Brent, Ted, Clayton keep up the good work “Pun intended”
Everybody this is a trip of a lifetime, a dream come true!
Laura, a new twist to the song, I’d ride 500 miles, just to ride 500 more, to ride a 1,000 miles, just to knock upon your door! Love you
Love me!!! Al
Later, Laura responds:
I hope you are not singing that song cause you ain’t no Elvis, but you are another Lance. (Tour de San Diego)
Damn, you made me cry again when I read your story.
I am so glad it is your trip of a lifetime and your dream come true.
Take care of yourself and that goes out to each and every one of you. Ride safe, Powell River is proud of you guys and you are an inpiration to all of us.
(From Flickr user bagini)
There you have it, tomorrow they ride across the Golden Gate Bridge through the big city. My mom emailed an update earlier this evening. My dad was having bike trouble:
Hi, Dad phoned me, he and Janine were in the truck. He had a broken de-railer on his bike, so they drove into a town to get it fixed. They had lunch there, and they were heading back to the highway to find the guys. He thought they might stay in Sausalito tonight. It sounds like they had a great time where they stayed last night, the caretaker was very friendly and had dinner with them. Janine was a bit freaked out about the winding highway. They will go across the Golden Gate tomorrow. They haven’t had cell phone reception or internet the last couple of nights, but should have tonight.
Hopefully we can get some new photos emailed to us in the next couple of days, too.