Today was another very early wake up. Sleep will be so amazing when I can get a full 8 hours again. It is so true when they say that the crew is up later than the cyclists and wakes up before them. I do think that when we get into the swing of things I will be able to get more sleep.
We took our cyclists to a nearby parking lot for their skills assessment which consisted of changing a tire, slowly riding through tight turns, and riding in a pace-line. Everyone seemed to preform pretty well, which is promising for the trip.
After the assessment we all headed to the Gooden Gate Bridge again for our official team photo. It was cold. Alex our crew chief lost his hat when the wind whipped it off of his head and into the bay.
Then headed to Lumbard Street (that famous windy road) and then headed to the Fishermans Warf. The Warf was really cool, we had In and Out and then had some time to explore. I ended up watching some street performers who were breakdancing. It was really cool, I have a video that I will try to upload at some point.
We then headed back to Oakland, but the tragic was bad. When I say bad I mean BAD, it took almost 2 hours to get through about 4 blocks of traffic. The worst part is that all of the cyclists got to sleep in the van, but I was driving!
We had Panda Express for dinner which was awesome, and the cyclist had a Q and A session with a professional cyclist who is helping for the first few weeks.
All in all it was a good day. Tomorrow is our practice ride who's will be fun and exciting.