|Riding Through A Tree|
Today was about as good as it gets ... glorious weather, a neat Victorian town, the Avenue of the Giants, a few tough climbs, and riding with good friends. Jeff, Joe, and I were the last to leave Eureka a little after 8AM. There were a lot of turns and lights the first few miles ... Jeff and I got stuck at a red light and it would take us almost 10 miles to catch back up with speedy Joe. Our route avoided US 101 for the most part and quickly had us meandering through the quaint towns of Loleta (home of the Loleta Cheese Factory) and Ferndale (a Victorian charmer my Karen would have felt at home in). Our SAG was right in downtown Ferndale opposite the Victorian Inn. At one point. almost all the riders were together at the SAG.
|Small Victorian Charmer|
|Another Well Restored Victorian|
|Could Easily Be on My Street in Braddock Heights|
|John and Susan Pass a Farm|
|This Was Our View for Over 35 Miles|
|Great Shot of Our Gang|
|Old Town of Weott ... Pole Shows the Water Level After Flood of 1964|
|Stooges Are Not As Big as the Base of This Downed Tree|
We are staying in Garberville, which is a throwback to the 60's. Lots of hippies (young and old) along main street and some interesting smells. This says it all ... Shirley overheard one local exclaim "Dude, like I have been wasted for three days." Pig would be recalling days in Troy during the late 70's and early 80's ... like, wow man. Tomorrow the climbing meter gets turned up a big notch with over 5,000 feet. Today's map and data (80 miles and over 3,500 feet of climbing) - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/221384947.
|Pig Would Be High On This Town|
Good Night Moon ... Good Night Ferndale ... Goon Night Awesome Trees ... Good Night Geldings ... Good Night Pot Town