Yesterday I finished the 64-mile route of the 2009 Tierra Bella with a numb right hand. (And, yes, aching shoulders.)
It was a beautiful day: poppies and lupine sprinkled the green hillsides, the sun was shining and the breeze was gentle, and the motorists who drove past us on the road were friendly. The ACTC support–from bicycle racks to nutbread–was excellent.
Here’s the patch.