I know I'm starting this thread early (the ride is tomorrow), so consider this a pre-emptive strike.
I rolled down here last night from Las Vegas with Asia, Hollywood and Kara (a new Garrett Gang convert). We met up with Gene "JustMe" and Karen "Inked In Pink" who converged in Phoenix. This morning the four of us headed over to the convention center, getting lost on the way due to the construction. Not the best way to start the morning, but at least the check-in was smooth and organized and the bike expo was pretty decent. We also hit Performance Bike for some good sale items, grabbed some grub and then spent the day just hanging out shooting the breeze.
During this time, little did we know that Gene and Karen were off on another one of their "adventures." You'll remember their last adventure at Cool Breeze involved a detour to the old-folks home and an impromptu haircut at the salon! This time, Karen (aka "Einstein") decided to test a new math theory for calculating the distance between 2 points. They started from our hotel and rode 8 miles towards the convention center. However, it seemed to take them 22 miles to get back to the hotel. Hmmmmmm. Gene claims that Karen was just showing off her crit-riding skeelz by going in circles. When they realized they were lost, they asked a police officer for directions. His response, "Just don't get onto the freeway." Thank you, Captain Obvious!
Now, we are settled into our hotel with bib numbers already on our jerseys and helmets. We are ready to ride. It will be Kara's first century, so Asia and I will be riding with her for support. Anyone who is doing this ride, have a great time and I hope you look for us in our black and white UNATTACHED RIDER kits. Wave as you fly past us and say "hasta la bye bye." Can't wait to read everyone's ride report afterwards and see the great pics! Ride on . . .