Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Like ridin on nitros

This morning Zach and I woke up sore as shit after our hill crushing
ride yesterday. We were lounging hard in our posh king sized bed after
eating continental breakfast by the pool and we were all like "let's
just do a half day today". Fortunately the ride before us was litered
with civilization and camp sites so we were just to hit the road and
see how far we felt like going.

However, as it turns out, the minute we hit the road our cyborg legs
said "fuggit " and carried us 60 some miles to oceana. We didn't even
leave the hotel until noon, but thanks to our friend mother nature,
did the first 30 miles in about an hour and 15 minutes. We had the
most insane tail wind pushing us for most of the day. We were riding
up hills in our top chain ring like we were on flat ground. It was
pretty incredible and I must say this was one of most physically
enjoyable rides I have had. Just killin it.

The ride wasn't all tail winds and raging though. We hit a couple
spots where we had to go against the wind or cross the wind. Going
against it was nearly impossible while having at our side was
something else all together. There were points where I felt like I was
leaning with most of my weight in to the wind just to stay up.

On the other hand, the scenery today was kind of boring. Just riding
through farm land then small towns then farmland. Not to mention it
was on the brink of downpouring basically all day, though it never
actually did rain.

The bummer of the day (sort of bummer) was when we showed up to the
camp site in oceans and dude at the office tells us it is $23 to camp
there. It was about to start raining and I wasn't about to pay that
much to sleep in the rain so we said fuck it and got another hotel for
just a little more cash. Lame, but not that lame I guess.

Anyway, tomorrow we are heading back into mega mountains and will be
ascending to our highest elevation of the trip. We have to climb to
huge hills very much like the ones we did yesterday coming out of big
sur. Hopefully the views are equally rewarding or it is going to
straight up blow.

Baby duck butter.

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