In 2017's Laura’s Ride North, Rick traded the deserts and heat of Laura’s Ride 2016 from Santa Monica, California to St. Augustine, Florida for the trees and mountains of the northern route from just west of Astoria, Oregon to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After having ridden west to east across the USA twice, he then rode north to south two times, first exploring the East Coast from Quebec City, Can
As self-described Rick’s better half, Sandi accepted Rick’s marriage proposal at
the end of Laura’s Ride West Coast on Rosarito Beach where they were married
in February 2020.
After having supported the four previous Laura’s Rides by caring for the
homestead and various social media postings while Rick was gone for two
months at a time, Sandi is joining Laura’s Ride 5 as the support vehicle’s driver
Sky, our 4 yo American Bulldog, is providing important support for this
ride: he is coming with us. His coming along together with Sandi will
eliminate two significant elements of Rick’s homesickness during the
two months away from home. (It won’t totally eliminate it because we
aren’t able to bring our kids, grandkids, friends, Bear and Calle, our cats,
and Buttons, our Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo,
Maria has been Rick’s secretary/legal assistant for the past 45 years, working tirelessly in the background on his many projects, including the four previous Laura’s Rides. Simply stated, Maria’s help over the years has been, according to Rick, invaluable. Maria also spends time donating many hours to Mt. Diablo Legal Professionals Association and has served in all officer positions, most currentl
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