Bike tour 2013, the rest of it!

One of the big differences between doing a solo bike tour and riding with friends is that when you’re not riding it seems like a lot more fun to socialize with everybody than it is to isolate yourself with a cell phone writing blog posts. Especially with a truck to move us along and coordinated meals, there was a lot less time to just sit around blogging.

Of course that doesn’t stop me from taking pictures along the way, so here are some of those!

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This is one of the bridges that we crossed, and if I remember right we were able to zoom over it quite quickly.

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As always, the California coast is gorgeous.

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Breathtaking.

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We had to stay lotioned to avoid burns.

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I thought this irrigation pond was cool.

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We had to cut through a field full of vegetables, and some rubber bands had spilled out onto the ground.

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This is what it looked like for a while. I was glad to have far tires.

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This is how I imagine touring across the Midwest looks.

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Hey, free rubber bands.

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Comically large taco salad.

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We need all this food for energy.

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This was out only link to the outside world in Big Sur. Oh, and the wifi once we got the password.

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Hello!

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Some people have no respect!

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The aftermath of not enough lotion. 90% of that was one morning before lunch.

That’s all for now! We camped three nights and did around 150ish miles, and I think I learned a lot about touring with friends. It’s fun in a different way, but still a blast!