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Day 2: Santa Cruz to Monterey

After a hilly 70-miler yesterday, today was a breeeeezey geezey. Santa Cruz to Monterey is about 50 miles with a really smoooth, sweeet bike path with nice little roller hills, just long enough downhills that I would have enough momentum to make it up the next hill without too much difficulty. Biking is wooonderful, I am loving it. Big time. Especially when David’s boombox is bumpin sweet jams. My body feels great, hardly tired at all, which is a pleasant surprise. It’s like going on a really looong run but with wings so sometimes you don’t have to try very hard. I think bike touring is mostly about knowing where the bike paths are and having a looot of time. The pace we have been riding at feels really nice, too. We are going fast enough that I feel like I’m pushing it a little, but still at a conversational pace so I can go dawn til dusk. I would have liked to do even more miles today, but we got a little bit of a late start (1115 again) and wanted to set up camp before dark. Camp is set; I’m nice and cozy in a tent, after a delicious dinner of corn chowder and bread and avocado and tea and chocolate chip cookie. Mmmm. Until tomorrow!

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One thought on “Day 2: Santa Cruz to Monterey

  1. For What It’s Worth, the 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival was one of the first rock festivals ever. It marked the beginning of the Summer of Love and featured Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Jefferson Airplane and many more. To learn more, check out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monterey_Pop_Festival

    For What It’s Worth, by the Buffalo Springfield

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