17 Mile Drive in the Dark – at 21 Miles Per Hour

Thank Heaven for Bicycle Trails!

This is the second day of the bicycle industry leadership conference being held here in Monterey in conjunction with Sea Otter Classic.

This morning began with a bicycle industry ride along beautiful 17 Mile Drive.  The group – about 12 of us, met at 5:50 am on Cannery Row, and jumped off right as the sweep second hand hit 6 am.  This is really a punctual group of guys!

Richard Fries led the group and kept up a nice pace.

Weather Conditions – Nice, but a Bit Cool

Wind – calm; temperature – 39 degree fahrenheit; visibility – 1/2 mile – it was dark!

The Paceline – Fast and Furious (but safe)

The mini-peloton jumped onto the bicycle path and within 5 seconds we were rolling at almost 20 mph, with the two riders with headlamps riding point.

The great thing about the bike was (is) that it kept us away from the road and no worries about potholes. [ Are you a cyclist?  Talk to your local government team about cycling paths in your neighborhood.]

We cranked on for about 11 miles along the coast until dawn came and we had an opportunity for a photo op.  [See the picture].  A 5 minute break and off we charged, reversing course and heading for the hotel, breakfast, and into our seats for the first conference session at 9 am sharp.

6:50 am.  I’m the guy second from the left trying to sell prostate cancer awareness.

One More Ride on Friday

The weather is forecast to be spectacular – 67 degrees and sunny – tomorrow, so I’ll have one more ride before I head back to Manhattan Beach.

Fast Freddy Preens Himself

My steel Formigli Classic with its gold lugs continues to collect looks and comments. Fast Freddy is quite the melange, a classic steel lugged frame with Zipp 404s.  People love the gold lugs, and Freddy is fast enough to keep me with the crowd.

Just another day in paradise.  Warm regards, Robert and and the MyBikeInfo Team.


About The Success Architect®️

Business Owner | Business Advisor | Cancer survivor, Class of 2003 | Founder and President of the Cancer Journeys Foundation | Founder of the Tour de USA®️ to End Cancer | Founder and CEO of The Success Foundry | Best Selling Author | Speaker | Senior Fellow @ the Center for the Digital Future USC Annenberg School |Business Coach Founder, CEO of TSG Inc | Founder and Partner of InterSpaceLA | Thought Partner | Founder of Pony Express Riders | Autocrosser | Motorcycle Rider | Bicycle Racer | USA Cycling Coach | Retired career Army officer | Prostate Cancer Advocate | Find me at LinkedIn.com/in/robertwarrenhess.
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