I arrived in Redlands California yesterday where Bill and Sandy have welcomed Jenny Trew and I into their home.
Bill and Sandy have an orange tree and a tangerine tree in their garden that we are allowed to help ourselves to. I have never, ever tasted citrus fruit as good as what I eat off of those trees in the afternoon. Bill also brings us EXCELLENT coffee in the morning, he's got it down to an art. I can't make coffee like he does, but I sure can appreciate it.
I rode the time trial course a few times today. It's a little tougher than the one in San Dimas because of a relatively long and very low gradient uphill section before the final climb to the finish. It will be fun nonetheless.
I'm going to chill out, away from the sun for the rest of the day. It's going to be a scorcher this weekend. Glad to have the Eload to keep hydrated, the light Hincapie kits, and I'll definitely be sporting my Juvéderm-Specialized-Mazda Headsweats band during the race tomorrow so I can see where I'm going once the sweat starts rolling!