Days 3 and 4

September 3, 2009

Spent last night camping in Mt. Humbug State Park.  The traffic on Hwy 101 is much better now, so that is a relief.  We’re riding along a curving strip of road with the majestic Pacific to our right — finally, this is what I came for!  Yesterday coming into camp huge clouds of fog were coming in, mixed with bright sun.  Very cool lighting effects which I hope to show when I can.

I expected the riders in my group to have heavier touring bikes than it turns out.  Other than me and two or three others, they are mostly riding lightweight road bikes with narrow tires.  Although they’re lighter, those bikes are more fragile and indeed several people have had multiple flats and other mechanical problems.  My Hillborne is performing great, and I am greatful for the 24/30 super low gearing.  We have one recumbent rider among us.

Tomorrow is my turn to do the cooking — we take turns and I’ve got two helpers who claim they’re bad cooks, but it should be fine.  The way it works is each afternoon after making camp, the cook crew goes out in the van to shop for dinner and the next day’s breakfast and lunch.

I’ve got a BIG climb ahead when I leave this library internet — could I be stalling? Time for me to head out.  – J

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2 Responses to “Days 3 and 4”

  1. Katherine Hennessy said

    Very cool Jim. Thanks for the update………we miss you and are thinking of you often. Good luck with the cooking!

  2. catrine said

    Hey Jim!
    I have been thinking about you and your ride, especially since we arrived to Les Iles de la Madeleine yesterday. You make my 7 miles hike today look wimpy!!! I can’t wait to see the pics and want to hear more, especially about the cooking!
    I will stay tuned for more. Take care.

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