Day 14: Eureka to Crescent City 93 miles
Today was good! Long ride, but was pretty enjoyable.
Started off with us making breakfast at Chris’s place….he had to go to work early so he pretty much left right as we were getting up. We had toast and eggs and the leftover ham we bought last night.
We left at around 9 and first wanted to go to get groceries and other supplies. Nothing was open around Chris’s house so we went further up north and went to a target. Got food and a blanket for future camping days.
We left target and continued riding. Went up the 101 and got off in Arcata (where Humboldt state is at) and took a bike trail called the Hammond trail. Saw a cool bridge with all sorts of street art on it…stencils of aliens or dragons or Bruce Lee or Audrey Hepburn….also had a piece that said “ART NOT CRIME.” I thought it was cool.
Further down the trail there was this section of gravel…that was kinda fun.
We eventually took another road that was kinda like avenue of the giants with redwood trees all along the road. That was nice.
Anyways. I think most of the rest of the way was just 101…..the end had quite a bit of climbing. I felt so strong on the climbs today for some reason…didn’t have to go to the granny gear at all. Went faster than Jeff and he is usually always faster than me up the hills. Last descent into Crescent City was really nice.
Random but I saw a sticker that I think the guys who did Seattle to SF put up!
Anyways, today was good..I actually enjoyed myself. I feel Jeff and I got along better today than any other day…..or maybe it’s just me on my end…who knows…but it was nice…I guess it helped that my legs felt pretty good (although I like to think mental status and physical performance are correlated somehow).
But I think everyday should be like this :) we’ll see how it goes…I just gotta remember to enjoy.
Tonight our host’s name is Amy. She never toured before but always wanted to and plans to go next summer, so she is hosting people to hopefully get some advice from them as well as just help them out.
She is a younger lady who is getting her teaching credential at Humboldt state. Cool person. Her boyfriend Aaron taught us quite a lot about cheeses because he makes cheese for a living I think…..he gave us some 13 year old cheddar, pepper jack with habanero peppers and I think pepper jack with peppercorns. The habanero one was really good. Amy made us really good dinner……chicken and rice and beet salad. After dinner Jeff and I ate some leftover Mexican food that Aaron had…….and the rest of their ice cream……we eat a lot…haha
Today we broke 1000 miles and tomorrow we get to Oregon!