All these things that I've done

It's been 4 days since we arrived in Half Moon Bay. My state of mind is pretty blank right now. As hard as it is for me to believe that I am back home after being on the road for 2 months, I can barely believe that I biked across the country at all. 

So here's my last blog post, for now. Who knows, depending on how long my funemployment lasts, maybe I'll have time to do a rider expose or two.

The last few days of riding were brimming with energy, excitement, and anticipation. Every morning's route meeting got progressively sillier, our mid-ride singing grew more rambunctious, and we celebrated the last of everything - the last mountain pass, the last host presentation, the last rider of the week award, the last laundry day.

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Keep Tahoe Blue (and housing green!)

We just had our last build day in Stockton, CA, where we worked on roofing, countertops, and building fences for several homes in a neighborhood entirely built by Habitat for Humanity. While our Bike and Build group hasn't had a chance at any of our build sites to work on framing (which many find the most rewarding and exciting), it's really awesome to think about the vast amount of construction experience we've gotten on this trip. More intimate knowledge about each stage of construction definitely makes me more appreciative of the effort that goes into building a house. I feel pretty confident that I can carry a very well-informed conversation with my parents, who are in the midst of renovating (well, practically rebuilding) their future home!

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Little me, big world

I can’t believe it’s almost the end! We are in Sparks, Nevada right now and are coming up on the crest of our final week. I do realize that my blogging activity has slowed recently. Rather than laziness, I’d like to think that this is due to the fact that I’m really enjoying these final weeks of riding. Even though we’ve had some really challenging rides (9 straight days of riding, and over 750 miles), I’ve been in such a great mood and the time has flown by. I will warn you now, however: this blog post is going to be a long one

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