Monday, 15 August 2011

Day 101 Bodega Bay to Samuel Taylor State Park, Marin County

You can tell that you are getting closer to San Fransisco when:

The oyster bars on the side of the road have free valet parking.

A latte costs $5

Every othet car on the road is a convertible

You're sat in a cafe surrounded by lycra clad cyclists and they are not interesred in talking to you.

The map says 27 miles to go.

However another great days cycling finished offf with an excellent Indian meal.  Passed another couple of around the world cyclists today. The global mobile family, with 4 children the oldest of which was 8 and the youngest 8 MONTHS. Amazing.

Miles Tofay 50
Total       5300

Day 100 Manchester KOA to Bodega Bay State Park

Despite being described as medium in the route book today's ride was ridiculously difficult. It was also ridiculously amzing with Coastal scenery par excellence all the way. This is the California that I had envisaged. I think the northern end of California should perhaps be called something else.

The day ended with an excellent mexican seafood meal in Bodega Bay after a 2 mile supposed walking shortcut that was anything but. We ended up back on the campsite and cycling. Just what we didn't need after a tiring day.

We also bumped into a new bunch of people on the campsite doing the Pacific route. Jeremy and Jen from New Orleons and Christine from Los Angeles.

Miles Today 69
Total        5250