Saturday, March 5, 2011

Days 3-7

We have had such an amazing week cycling down the coast. It's been tough but the views are worth it ;)

Tues- Moss Landing to Monterey ( ~30mi) We decided to Cut our day short after the tough day before. We stocked up at Trader Joes and camped at Vets Memorial Park at the tip top of Monterey.

Wed- Monterey to Big Sur (~35mi) what a killer of a day. Though we only rode 35 miles, it was through steep hilly roads into a 30mph head wind with gusts up to 50mph. We actually had to get off out bikes a few tes and walk to avoid being blown over. We called it quits at the last point to camp for the day and enjoyed the beautiful redwoods of Big Sur. Though tough and exhausting it was one of the most fun days yet!

Thurs- Big Sur to San Simeon Village (70mi) Another day of steep climbs and fantastic coastal views. We made sure to fuel up on pies and burgers whenever we had the chance. It's great being able to eat endless amounts of food! The last 20 miles were nice easy rolling hills and we had a gentle tail wind to push us into camp for the night. We ha some hungry raccoons rummage through our food as soon as we went to bed. I couldn't believe they were actually able to unsnap our bags. They didn't get too much as big scary Joe chased them off.

Friday- San Simeon Village to Oceano (55mi) our first stop today was in the cute beach town of Cayucos where we had the best cookies ever from Brown Butter Cookie Co. In their cute shop, ladies were smiling and chatting while hand making the yummiest cookies known to man. They sent us on our way with a few extra bags for free. Anyone in the area must stop and try thei honey brown butter sea salt cookie. YUM! We then rode through some beautiful rolling farmland and through San Louis Obisbo. We ended our day in Oceano. It's not the nicest place in the world but it's sunny and on the beach. We share a campsite with a French guy who has been cycling around the world for the past 7.5 months.

Saturday- rest day- my knee an ankle have been hurting a bit so we decided to rest for a day. Joe did some overdue laundry and we got to dry out everything that has been soaked in rain. Joe and Zol are off soaking in some hot springs about 8miles away as I write this. I'm a bit jealous but i have to rent my sore bits for tomorrows big climbs. Tomorrow is expected to be tough, the longest, steepest climbs yet but after that it should be smooth sailing down the coast to LA then San Diego!

Hopefully we can post some photos soon


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