Do I count as a Californian? I was born in Iowa but did live in San Diego for 4 years. During the Iowa winters some times I wonder why I came back to Iowa.
Cyfan, we’re an inclusive group, so your in!
Robin, look for me, I’ll be wearing a Party Pardee jersey one of the days! How’d you like the last “hill” by the dam? that was a killer. I’m glad they were handing out candy at the top of it! I don’t think you’ll see anything like that in Iowa. So if you could do the hills from that ride you will have no problem in Iowa.
I think you will do fine in Iowa. The humidity will be the biggest difference. Right now it looks like the temps could be lower than it has been the last couple of years but this is Iowa and that can change overnight. You will find the people as friendly as ever so your return to Iowa should be a fun one. Welcome back to Iowa from Californian/Iowan.
We’re in–five SF Beat riders staying with Pork Belly (the same team that rode last year). We just rode the Giro Bello metric century out of Sebastopol and most of us have shipped our bikes. Are you organizing a get-together? Let us know if there is a meet up?
*waves* southern California gal also staying with PBV … riding solo this year since my riding partner (youngest son) now has a life without me *cheers* … I am leaving So. Cal. on Tuesday and driving out – so if you have something you need transported, get it to me and I’ll be happy to drive it out.