I’m in Monterey, Ca. Rode 50 miles and 1800 ft of climbing. 1098 Total miles covered to date.
Because we were riding in my home town and on cycling routes that I know like the back of my hand, I planned the first 15 miles or so of today’s ride and shared it with the group. We hugged the coastline and visited my favorite beaches, views and vistas as we continued to move south along the Monterey Bay. Once we left Santa Cruz, we traveled through the farmland of Watsonville, strawberries, brussel sprouts, artichokes and lots of lettuce. It was a regular salad bowl out there, today. We stopped at Moss Landing at a wildlife viewing area and saw otters, dolphins, seals, pelicans, cormorants and other shore birds.
Apparently some were not able to follow all the twists and turns of the directions and accidentally wound up on Highway 1, where they shouldn’t have been and were stopped by the highway patrol and told to take the next exit. Yikes!
Four riding days left. It is going fast. For some reason, I am really tired after today’s ride. Sleep is calling my name.