(With instructions on what to get me for my birthday.)
I’ve had cycling on the brain lately. Actually, I’ve had cycling on the brain since at least August of 1983, if you can believe this photo…
But seriously, cycling has been on my mind more than usual because Stef and I have two fun cycling events coming up in the near future that you can join us for.
First, there’s your chance to ride with us in person. Stef and I will be hosting a group for Winnebago Outdoor Adventures at the Sea Otter Classic, from April 19th to 22nd. Even though the event is run by Winnebago Outdoor Adventures, it’s open to owners of ANY kind of small RV! SO – Pleasure-Way owners, Safari Condo owners, Leisure Travel Van owners… If you’re into cycling and you have a smaller RV – you’re invited!
Besides the festival itself, and hanging out with the coolest RV hostess in the world (Stef), we’ve got you hooked up with Trek Bicycle as well. Some of Trek’s product managers and hopefully an athlete or two will be joining our group’s opening night happy hour event. But better than that, they’ll be bringing some brand new bikes to our happy hour! And I mean, NEW new bikes. Like, serial number 1 of a brand new model. Nobody has seen them yet, and they aren’t allowing demos of these new bikes at Sea Otter except for us – because our Sea Otter group rocks!
We’ll also be riding the Fondos, watching the races, having our own group rides, and dining at beer gardens throughout the week. Who knows. If I’m feeling it, I may even dust off my racing license for the circuit race.
The RV campsites at Sea Otter are sold out, but Winnebago still has a few left. If you’re interested, contact Merrisa with Winnebago Outdoor Adventures, she’s the event’s coordinator and is ready to help. Her phone number is: 641-585-6267 and her email is: [email protected].
Fifty or so years ago, this happened.
It’s been at least six days now since anyone’s taken my picture naked in the bathtub. So to celebrate, Stef and I are traveling to Mallorca with Trek Travel for a week-long cycling camp. I’m going to think it’s awesome, and Stef is going to think it’s terrifying.
Now, it’s probably a bit late for you to just drop everything and head to Mallorca with us, but you can still follow along!
Stef and I will be posting, tweeting, photographing and filming our way through the whole trip. Stef runs our Facebook and Instagram pages, where you’ll find inspiration and pretty pictures. I run our Twitter feed, where you’re likely to find snarky comments, 15-year-old humor, and pictures of things that don’t make sense. But, if you follow our Twitter feed, I’ll be posting our rides live, so you can follow along. (Although it will be stupid early in the morning over here, so maybe just check in on that later…) Those rides will look like this.
And if you do feel like getting me something for my birthday (hint, hint), here’s what I want you to do: Send me a link to your favorite ride down in the comments! You can even send us a link to your own GPS track of the ride. Strava. Garmin Connect. Ride with GPS. Map My Ride. We’ll take them all!
Whatever your favorite ride is, there’s a pretty good chance I haven’t done it, and I always appreciate ride suggestions. That way, when we’re in your neck of the woods, we’ve got a known good ride to try. Plus, there’s the chance that this will inspire you to get on the bike yourself.
Best. Gift. Ever.