Day Fourteen: Driving the Van to Johnstown

We had a lovely stay in Johnstown at the YWCA. The facility is an old Victorian mansion, just this beautiful house with hardwood floors and wood paneling. Dinner and breakfast were superb, we had some media coverage, and we all had an excellent time. Our town hall meeting was productive, and conducted in a civilized and positive manner.

It was a difficult day for the riders, with about 5700 feet of climbing over 80 miles (according to Lenny's GPS data). I'm sad that I did not get to climb or descend the numerous 14% grades and switchbacks of the day - it looked like fun riding.

I'm disappointed with the number of people who were in the van today. We're too lax with allowing riders to ride in the van. The only way to improve is to ride.