.. and heading south as it turns out. After some months of preparation I’ll finally be shoving off this week! The first event of my tour will be to visit the 2015 Solar Decathlon being held at the Great Park in Irvine, CA this year. This is the US DOE’s bi-annual solar architecture design competition that attracts entries from universities around the globe. I expect to see prototype homes on the cutting edge of energy self-sufficient design. I will then be making my way down to San Diego for Cal Bike’s California Bicycle Summit later in October. The summit is always a stimulating opportunity to learn about the latest in bicycle advocacy combined with great networking opportunities. I expect to turn up some good leads there to flesh out more of my itinerary when I turn my route back north.