Less than 2 weeks to go...

 My students' signatures through the years. 

My students' signatures through the years. 

The TransAm bike race is less than two weeks away.  I just registered my Spot Tracker with Trackleaders, my bike is almost ready, my legs are definitely ready, and my head is in the game.  Travel arrangements have been made and all that is left to do is wait for my flight to Portland next Wednesday. 

An awesome lady named Terri and her husband are picking me up at the airport and giving me and another racer a place to stay for the night. They also offered to drive us and our gear to Astoria where the race officially starts.  There I plan to share a room with another racer until time to head out on this adventure June 2nd.  

I've never met either of these people but that's the awesome part. I hope to meet many new people on this trip!  A few years ago I was a crew member for a RAAM team and I still keep in touch with some of the others I met.  During the 2014 and 2015 TransAm I also made new friends I still talk to occasionally online. I hope this year is no different.  

So WHY do this? Well I answered part of it above. Riding the bike is only part of the adventure. Meeting new people from all around the world and across the US is just as fun.  Showing my students that they can do more than they think is also part of it.  And of course, I simple want to do this for myself. 

The goal is to tell my story here for you to folllow and for me to relive as needed. I will try to post pictures and video as often as I can. Stay tuned!