Following a nice day off from the road, we left San Francisco in typical cool, foggy weather. The day was the longest of our trip at 92 miles (see http://connect.garmin.com/activity/223726964). It had it's share of ups and downs and a few solid climbs. I started out pretty slow, but got consistently stronger as the day progressed. The early climbs brought us back to Cliff House and Lands End, right by by my aunt and uncle's house. The views were not like yesterday. Along Great Highway the sandy beaches emerged.
|Quiet Foggy Beaches South Of The City|
|Leticia and Gary on Bike Path|
|Reservoir Bike Path Views|
|Pumpkin Fun at Lemos Farm|
|I Was There|
|The Sun Came Out ... Great Weather|
|Classic Lighthouse View|
We picked up a little help from the wind as we cruised big rollers following the shoreline. Not much development in this stretch. There were pumpkin patches and lots of strawberry fields overlooking the water. A nasty railroad track crossing near Daveport had us walking our bikes. Unfortunately, Leticia would fall on these later in the day ... she is ok. It reminded me of my 2010 trip when I did the same thing. Since then, I always walk the ones that are not perpendicular to the road.
|Interesting Use of Ocean Side Real Estate|
|Approaching Santa Cruz|
|Santa Cruz Lighthouse and Surfer Museum|
|Hang Ten Dude|
|I Think Pig Has Better Waves|