Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I MADE IT TO MAINE - 64 miles

Today was incredible - I finally made it! It was so exciting to see the Atlantic Ocean and even better to swim in it! There is so much to say and not enough words to describe the experience - many thanks to every one of you for your love and support - it has meant the world! I had a smile from EAR to EAR all day today. The weather was calling for rain but our weather angel showed up right in time and the sun was bright, warm, and shining - we couldn't have asked for a better day. We had a police escort for the last 4 miles to the beach and were allowed to take the whole car lane - sweet! I have my bike boxed up and ready to come home in time for the Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge on Saturday! YAHOO! We have a group of about 25 of us going to dinner tonight at one of the best seaford places in Maine. I am sure the company will be great and we will all be drinking plenty of wine since we aren't riding tomorrow - I can't believe it's over! I can't wait to see everyone at home and I can't believe I actually biked all the way across the country - it hasn't totally sank in yet but I think its pretty darn great! YAHOO!


Unknown said...

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. I am so proud of you. Cannot wait to catch up and hear all the details since we last spoke.


Anonymous said...

Congratualtions, Audrey! I don't know what else to see except that I's impredded and I don't think the Santa Cruz Mountains will be much of a "Challenge" after this. What a life you have made for yourself and what great cycling legs you developed. Look at those muscles! WOW! Hadn't noticed until that picture of you standing inside the bridge.
Can't wait to see that DVD of your trip. Much love, Aunt Joyce

Unknown said...

Yahoo! indeed! Congratulations! And thanks for allowing me to ride with you vicatiously. Biking across the US was a long-held dream of mine. At a time when I realize I will never do it, I really appreciate having read your reports and seen the scenery along the way. You go, girl!

TriCoachMartin said...

Good to see you get some swimming in! Look forward to hearing all about it. We just selected you to speak at the tri club meeting so start writing!

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE AMAZING! Congrats on biking across the country! Give me a call when you get a chance, I am sure that you have plenty of catching up to do with people but I want to hear about how the rest of the trip went. I have loved reading your blog everyday and am a little sad that it is over because it made me feel so connected to you.

Love Sarah

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Welcome home ... I can't wait to see you!!! Congratulations on finishing .... WAHOOOO!!!

Natalie : )