More January Blues
If the idea of intensive training to get ready for vacation sounds completely foreign, you might want to stop reading now.
Four weeks until New Zealand, and not much time for bicycling (being stuck at work for 60 hours each week has its drawbacks). Actually, that's not true, there is plenty of time for bicycling...just not much time when the sun is out. My four year old headlight is probably obsolete by now, but it is still mighty bright.
Night riding observations:
1) Newport Beach is really cold at night.
2) The tandem appears to shake a lot going uphill with a handlebar mounted head light.
3) Riding downhill at 40 mph is scary in the dark.