This all start with an off the cuff remark I made about how fun it would be to do an overnight bike trip. Here's what happens when Conrad hears such a remark. He latches on to it. Asks for details about it. Pursues you to make it happen. And I liked the idea of making it happen, which means I fed into his pursuit. We made packing lists, set biking goals, talked about what the trip would be like. . . Meanwhile time (i.e., good weather) was passing by. With the chill of the fall, I knew it was now or never. With a feeling of this being last minute, we booked a room and loaded up our bikes. Here we are ready for take off!