I pretty much looked at Adventure Cycling's route maps and decided on the route. I knew I wanted to go East to West because when I finished, I wanted to be somewhere else where I can sightsee. Ending in New York would be so anti-climatic. I didn't want to do the Northern Tier because I didn't want to finish in Oregon. Who/what's in Oregon? Same with the Southern Tier. Nothing/nobody awaits me in San Diego. The middle route, however, puts me back where I lived not so long ago, San Francisco. I am promised a welcoming committee on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge by my former co-workers. Can't wait for the champagne spray at the finish line.
Here are some of the folks that will be waiting for me in California.