Maybe I could get Phil Schilling, former editor of Cycle magazine, to vouch for the fact I was along on the infamous cover story in Cycle's October 1988 issue-"The 1000-Mile Day." To paraphrase Schilling's lead, we left Westlake Village, California, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, and ended up outside Taos, New Mexico, at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Tim Carrithers-associate editor at Cycle back then-came along and called it "the trail of tears." Journalist-turned-advertising-mogul Ken Vreeke was there, too, so I had someone to race around with. And who could forget Matthew Miles.