Bike Ride with Ollie

Dear Family & Friends:

Ollie and I had our best bike ride ever.

Ollie, his Aunt Lori, his Uncle Jeff, and I rode from
Newport Beach to Carlsbad, a 55-mile ride along the Pacific Coast. His Uncle
Dan, who lives in Carlsbad, brought us Philly cheesesteak sandwiches for the
trip home. Then, we boarded the Amtrak train in Oceanside and returned home.

We all had so much fun!

Here are some photos of our epic journey.


Team Ollie
Ollie & Papa on the Pacific Coast Highway
Aunt Lori & Uncle Jeff
Dana Point
Ollie & Uncle Jeff
Having lunch at Pedro’s Tacos in San Clemente
Ollie & Papa at Pedro’s Tacos
Ollie & Uncle Jeff at the San Onofre nuclear power plant
The happy camper
Ollie meets a Marine at Camp Pendleton
Ollie at the train station
Ollie & Aunt Lori on the train
Enjoying the ride
Back home


22 thoughts on “Bike Ride with Ollie

  1. what a perfect day for a nice long bike ride and a relaxing train ride home. Ollie is such a trooper! I can see why he inspires all of you to accomplish such great things. Keep up the good work Ollie!!! 🙂

  2. Bill – Keep on keeping on, you are a true inspiration, and I always enjoy reading your adventures. I’ll be watching your progress also from the mountain. God Speed.

  3. God Bless Bill…will be in LA from NJ in late July…maybe will rifde train w my 7 yr old son..he loves trains! Regards!!! Julian

  4. Bill…super ride and getting ready for that trek and climb…loved the Stanford sweatshirt, go Cardinal!
    Getting close…off tomorrow!

    John Dahlem

  5. What great pictures and a wonderful family training ride. My son – my Marine – is at Camp Pendleton, San Clemente, wish he and my grandsons could have met all of you. Maybe another time.

  6. You and your family are an inspiration. We wish you the very best adventure. Don’t give up even if you don’t make it this time.

  7. Great pictures! I’m so sad we didn’t get to see you before you head out, but the boys and I will be thinking of you every step of the way! XO

  8. Looks like a great trip for Ollie. And, he had a lot of fun being out with your Team. It is a good that your always remember to take him along on your training events. I can tell from the pictures that he loves it.
    Have a good time on the mountain and our prayers will be with you.

  9. What an INCREDIBLE place to ride…with incredible people! You ALL are so blessed to share such an adventure together=Praise God! Bill…you are and will continue to be in every thought and prayer from this day forward on your upcoming adventure! Do a snow angel for me at the top would ya!?!? 😉 Praying a multitude of angels at you and your “teams” side! Godspeed cousin!

  10. There were weather blessings favoring you–so glad you got this ride in before your departure. Ollie looked very happy and I’m sure he’ll miss his weekend rides with you. The train ride home was a real treat. Blessings,


  11. Bill,
    thanks for the pictures … it is wonderfull to see Ollie with you after the scare some weeks ago.
    Ocean vista, bike path, train ride … I think we need to move to Cal.
    All the best

  12. Bill:

    What a perfect day. Ollie looked liked he was really enjoying the ride.Lots
    of smiles…Perfect!!!! Truly, you are both blessed to have one another and
    what an inspiration for others. Our prayers are with you.
    Bobbie & John

  13. Bill . . . A wonderful Sunday family outing. A bike ride along the ocean and a train trip home! Another adventure for Ollie! Thank you for sharing these special times and great pictures. We will be “traveling” with you. God Bless . . . Safe Travels.
    I look forward to every posting!

  14. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures, Bill. I have not seen Jeff in such a long time I would not have recognized him & Ollie is growing so much. I recognize the scenic route by Dana Point where we used to ride. Unfortunately my bikes are hanging in the garage now. I enjoy seeing you & your family through your pictures. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. God Bless, Betty

  15. Sir , you are an inspiration for me . There are lot of things we take for granted , including expressing love . I will take my son for swimming .
    Manoj .

  16. What an absolutely beautiful ride!

    I’d love to feature this on our San Diego-based blog. Email me for details! shondra (at) dwellable (dot) com


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