@tint RETREAT! Already so many ridiculous and hilarious jokes I don't know how we're going to last tomorrow. Lucky to be surrounded by funny and great people everyday #retreatyoself#tintlove
Day 9: Ventura to Los Angeles
We made it! Running into the ocean to celebrate after getting to Santa Monica, thankful that we finished our adventure safely.
Day 8: Refugio Beach to Ventura
Halfway to Ventura, we realize the motel we booked is in the wrong city and there's no way for us to get there before sundown. We call and they let us get out of the reservation with a full refund and we're able to find a motel in a better location. Tomorrow, Los Angeles!
Day 7: Pismo Beach to Refugio Beach
Part of today's ride took us on the 101 freeway and part of the freeway was a bridge with no median. Before the bridge there's a big sign, "if lights are flashing, there are bicyclists on the bridge" and "share the road". Semis in the lane next to you going 80 on a bridge with no median is no fun, but at least they had the signs!
Also got to pass through the small town of Guadalupe, a town so small their only chain business is a Subway. According to their Wikipedia article, they are trying to build a housing development so they can cross the 10,000 resident threshold necessary for other chain businesses to move in.
Day 6: Paso Robles to Pismo Beach
Our longest day yet at 75 miles. We climbed over the mountains separating the Central Valley from the coast to re-connect with highway 1. Lush mountains, foggy grasslands, coastal cliffs, and beaches. Today's ride had it all.
Day 5: King City to San Francisco to Paso Robles
With Stephens' bike out of commission, we were thinking of a solution. Then, an idea! Or actually, a dream. I dreamt that Stephen walked out of the motel bathroom with Chris' bike and when I woke up I called Chris up, and somehow he answered at 7am. He was gracious enough to let us borrow his bike, and our rental car had just enough time on it to get us to SF and then to the next town in our itinerary. Lots of driving today, but tomorrow we start again on our journey to LA. Thank you Chris!
Day 4: Monterrey to King City
We stumble on a zoo on the way to King City and we visit it. Right after, we're rolling out and Stephen yells out from behind and I turn back, it looks like he got a flat but I get closer and it's much worse ☹️. The rack ripped off of the frame and tore off some rear wheel spokes. I bike back to the nearest town, Salinas, and luckily am able to rent a car to pick up Stephen and the borked bike. We drive to the next city. Tomorrow we need to find a new bike. It's not an adventure until something goes wrong, #RIPcannondale
Day 3: Santa Cruz to Monterrey
Spontaneous stop at Moss Landing to eat a boatload of seafood, and passed through artichoke and strawberry fields. Got pizza delivered to the campsite 🍕!
Day 2: Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz
On the way, we stopped at Swanton Berry Farm. It looked like there was a party going on, but then a man named Bern approached us and told us it was a memorial service for his brother who recently passed. He invited us to try some of the strawberry pie. We were very thankful and the pie was outstanding.