Getting ready for Cuba...

Published: June 2nd 2016
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The Sapphire Sweetie and Wander have no idea what they are getting all spruced up for...
We are in the final stages of preparation for our first ever bike riding trip! At this point, our bikes are tuned up and it seems as if our rigged luggage is going to work. This is a great success as Andrew's bike was initially declined from a repair shop, due to its old, decrepit state and on our longest training ride we discovered a number of glitches with my pannier attachment system and Andrew's front derailleur snapped in half. Tomorrow the bikes will be taken apart and carefully placed in boxes that hopefully will arrive in Havana in 1 piece along with us on June 4th. We fly out of SFO on Friday around 11pm and should land in Havana around 2pm on 6/4 after a bit of a lay over in Mexico City.

The tentative plan includes - a couple nights in Havana, a bus down to Playa Larga, then the biking will commence in full force. We plan to explore Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Remedios and lots of tiny places in between. This will be our first bike adventure, so hoping we can pull it off with the minimal preparation we have done! If all goes well,
Dreaded Bridge CrossingDreaded Bridge CrossingDreaded Bridge Crossing

Without a doubt the worst part of all of our training rides...
we will depart Havana on 6/21 and after a long layover (enough time to leave the airport and eat some esquites and other street food delights) we will return to SFO around 9pm... hopefully with the bicycles. Looking forward to a new kind of adventure!

Alyssa and Andrew

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Handle bar bag, 1 pannier, dry bag with books and tools

2nd June 2016

Best wishes for a great bike trip.

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