I know...It's been almost two years since I finished this tour. I figured it was about time to finish the day-by-day blog as well. I still remember the ride pretty well - well enough that you probably won't be able to tell if I forgot some details. I broke this ride up into two sections … Continue reading Day 39 – San Clemente to Mexico!
I planned to take 3 days to finish the trip from LA to the Mexico border. As you will read, I decided to change the plan. Today was planned to be one of my longest on the trip. Unfortunately there are very few campgrounds along the coast near LA. The next State Park with a … Continue reading Day 38 – LA to San Clemente
I woke this morning to the sound of rain on my tent. This was quickly followed by a cacophony of anxious voices and the sounds of panicked packing up of tents. It rained hard, but the burst only lasted about 20 minutes. I waited it out, enjoying the excuse to lazily lounge in my tent. … Continue reading Day 36 – Carpenteria to Sycamore Canyon
I really wanted to like this part of the trip. It's SoCal! The stuff midwestern kids hear legends of when we are growing up. It's probably unfair for me to judge the LA area based on my experience of pedaling through, but it didn't have a good first impression. Leaving Sycamore Canyon was uneventful, and … Continue reading Day 37 – Sycamore Canyon to LA
With a less than restful sleep last night, Andrew and I were ready to get the hell out of Lompoc. We had a pretty flat route ahead of us, with just a long gradual climb over the ridge to get back to the coast. It was 16 miles of climbing, but it was so gradual … Continue reading Day 35 – Lompoc to Carpenteria
OK, quick disclosure: I have finished my tour and am back home. Keeping up with the blog everyday using just my phone was challenging and I obviously got a little behind. I'm going to continue posting the daily posts from the trip, but please forgive me if the details are a little fuzzy. The good … Continue reading Day 34 – Morro Bay to Lompoc, CA
It was an early morning today. We woke up at 5:30 in order to get to the slide before CalTrans started work for the day. The road was shrouded in fog. Despite being able to hear the ocean, I couldn't see it. There were no cars thanks to the road closure. It was a serene … Continue reading Day 33 – Plaskett Creek to Morro Bay