Just had a fantastic experience with someone from this forum.
Simplygib is riding his bike from Portland to Sacramento, along the coast. He mentioned this here on the forum, and I suggested he stop by my house and spend the night.
Along the way, he's met up with several other cycling tourists, and I suggested that they all stop over. They did and we had a great time. Here we are eating dessert after a big dinner:
L to R:
Gary (Simplygib), who is blogging the entire adventure, entering all the text in his smartphone! You can read the whole thing here.
Mike and Jenna, who are on their honeymoon: riding their bikes from Vancouver to Chile (their blog)! Mike just finished his Ph.D. You can read about his research, about TV drug advertising, in next Tuesday's USA Today. He was doing cell phone interviews while on the trip. Mike and Jenna met while on solo bike tours across Canada.
Yours Truly + Ms. TromboneAl
Marisa aka "The Rocket" - She's from Germany, but speaks English with an Aussie accent. She's riding down to San Luis Obispo, at which point she'll hang a left and ride through Death Valley to Las Vegas.
A wonderful group, and we all enjoyed one another's company.
The next day DW and and rode along with them:
It was an unforgettable experience.