Erik and Jeri go cross-country...literally

Erik Zobler is a Grammy-winning mixer/mastering/recording/live sound engineer-producer whose credits include George Duke, Miles Davis, Anita Baker, Kenny Loggins, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. Learn more about Erik and the rest of our riders on our team page.

Jeri and I packed up our car, including our bikes, and took off from LA to drive across the country to attend to personal and business affairs on the east coast. We were racking our brains trying to figure out how we could train for the June ride until we decided to take our bikes. We wanted to ride our first day out, but by the time we arrived at our first destination, it was late and we didn’t want to ride unknown territory in the dark.

The next morning we got up early and rode the Tucson Loop—well, part of it. It's a newly finished loop around Tucson totaling more than 120 miles.


We did a quick 16 miles before taking off for Fort Stockton, Texas. We are planning on riding in Houston tomorrow, but this thing called “weather” threatens our plans. They are calling for golf ball-size hail!

Bonus points to anyone who got the secret song reference...

Sarah Jones