Day: August 28, 2011

Day 6

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Day 6

San Diego finally is showing up on the road signs!

We rolled out along the PCH sick views of the ocean.

We roll in a large group for safety and for me cause my legs were def tired.  Once off the 101 we started to roll up the pace and people took some good pulls ones that were hurting my legs.  The cross winds were blowing Roads were a bit rough I felt like I took some strong pulls not sure if they were strong or my legs just hurt… I did take one killer pull as we came up on a bridge with no shoulder I was on the front and heard “the natives are getting restless hit it!” So I go full gas, 25mph on the flat in a cross/head wind.   It was a longer pull at that pace then I would have liked but after I paid the price I tried to sit in but it hurt just to sit in and thank goodness our lunch stop was close as I was a bit tired…. Where I received this award “I’ll translate that to the lill engine that could” “J

We rolled out after lunch and my legs hated me! I sat near the front till I had to take a leak and pulled off after my nature break I had to chase back on I had alill help from Jeff in the Sag truck pulled me back to the group. After that effort my legs FINALLY started to open up after 2hrs of riding. We hit Point Magu and I was on familiar roads now!

Past Point magu where they were filming some pirate movie…?

Here on the rolling hills of Malibu the tempo started to kick up again and after a couple hills it was Daniel on the attack I was on his wheel and approaching my limit when I had visions of climbing torreey pines tomorrow at a snails pace and dropped off his wheel and rode to the top at my tempo.

He sat up a bit and I catch on and we finished together at the PCH and Malibu cyn road another epic day in the saddle!

 

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Day 5

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Day 5

The day that was supposed to be a recovery day 🙂

Up a bit early and I was starting to feel the miles in my legs!

We stage up its time to head out of Lompoc and do the “easy” 50 miles to Santa Barbara.

We roll easy for about 10mins and then Jim decides to take a flyer…  We all look at ea other and nobody wants to chase… we roll the tempo up a bit but Jim’s gap is growing and growing.  Finally I think ok I’ll reel him in. So I get on the front and roll up the pace and by the time I have him in sight I’m drilling it.  I catch Jim about 5 miles into the 12 mile climb.  As soon as I pull off after reeling him in people regroup a bit and the tempo keeps rolling up and up.  Jim started a shit storm J  Eventually Daniel gets on the front and drills it dropping people 1 by 1 till it is just me and him.  I take a couple short pulls but I have very little when Daniel suggests we should bring the tempo down let people catch and I’m happy to do so 🙂  We all regroup atop the climb out of Lompoc.

Eventually we descend to the 101 a fun yet hair raising 50mph decent where I wasn’t the only one to sit up after a bit.  For me it was the cross wind it blew me right out into the road… sketchy!  Not after too long we took  a quick break to regroup on the side of the road. Here I felt like LA is starting to look within reach!

At mile 30 we hit our lunch stop great view next to the Pacific Ocean.

And the pacific rail way

We roll at a good pace but nothing super fast all the way to the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara. Not a bad hotel….

The legs feel good and the livin is easy!