the teenager, the dog and the weight of the world" he said to his lovely bride of 16 years. With a half smile she simply replied, "then we'll pedal there". How is it that four little words can instantly change the amount of serotonin and dopamine splashing around in your brain? And with those wonderful shared words, I had us ready in 7 mins flat. Our journey will begin on the beloved Monterey Bay Regional Sanctuary Scenic Coastal Trail Access Steinbeck Fremont Network Historical Mission Camino Real Boogie and return via the Gabilan Range. The quick lesson here is to never overthink a half-baked idea when the spouse is in for a multi day pedal or was it to never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. Either way, life is way too short to start over thinking now.