Every day I find myself lagging behind early in the day. I make the excuse that I need more time to warm up. Pete says, "you need to make the legs hurt right away, it does no good to ease into the pain". As much as I try to take control of the situation, I seem not to find my stride till late in the day. We met a rider today in the camp at Santa Cruz, George Semerau from Malibu. We rode together at different points throughout the day. A lot of fun meeting people along the way with similar bike interest. A picture of Pete and George is enclosed. A nice end to the day sitting at the lodge lobby talking. Actually staying up past 9PM.