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!
This is one of the bridges that we crossed, and if I remember right we were able to zoom over it quite quickly.
As always, the California coast is gorgeous.
We had to stay lotioned to avoid burns.
I thought this irrigation pond was cool.
We had to cut through a field full of vegetables, and some rubber bands had spilled out onto the ground.
This is what it looked like for a while. I was glad to have far tires.
This is how I imagine touring across the Midwest looks.
Hey, free rubber bands.
Comically large taco salad.
We need all this food for energy.
This was out only link to the outside world in Big Sur. Oh, and the wifi once we got the password.
Some people have no respect!
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!