California road trip day 6

The food was delicious and I wasn’t mistaken for an Aussie. Todays target was literally a town called Eureka. It would be the final stop in California and, the way the weather forecasts were shaping up, possibly a final day of uninterrupted sunshine. Elliot had mapped out another cross country route that maximized twists, turns and coastline. The route turned […]

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California road trip day 5

I’d become a country bumpkin, my pace of life has slowed down greatly. Time to head north. Back along highway 1 and 17, back on the Bay area freeways. As soon as  the highways became freeways the speed and frenetic, take no prisoners, pass any side you like pace hit me – almost literally. It was our one and only […]

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California road trip day 4

An easier day proved to be the right thing to do. From San Jose to Monterey, over the hills and far away (with thanks to the well loved and missed Ian Dury for the paraphrased rhyming couplet). Following a chat with Lesley and Ryan the previous evening we decided to keep heading south, Monterey was the target which was an […]

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California road trip day 3

There was a reason for ending the day in San Jose and it was tinged with sadness. We’d made it to California, the sun was shining and the temperature was certainly far above what we’d left behind in BC. The rain gear was consigned to the luggage, the summer gloves were donned and a generally good feeling was evident. However […]

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California road trip day 1

Sometimes a road trip isn’t about the road or the views, it’s about the challenge and endurance. Home to Albany, Oregon The plan was quick route down, slow route home. San Francisco is 2.5 days. That meant getting some good mileage in on day one when fresh. So, Saturday morning arrives and after a filling breakfast it’s on the bikes […]

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