|From Tour of the Inland Passage|
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Another fun time had by all. Between the comings and goings of various people joining the bike tour in part at different places and those doing the entire tour, there was a total of 10 participants. The bike tour went for 10 days covering 457 miles with 12,362 feet of elevation gain all thanks to the organizational skills of Geno. With a rest day at the Pinnacles National Monument, the tour went south from Sacramento to San Luis Obispo by way of an inland route along the central valley and through the coastal ranges until we dropped down to the coast at Cayucos just north of Morro Bay. Our overnight places were Rio Vista, Tracy, Santa Nella, Mercy Hot Springs, Pinnacles National Monument, Fort Hunter Liggett, King City, and Paso Robles concluding in San Luis Obispo at Harvey's home. Thanks for putting us up Harvey. Also, thanks to Bob, we were able to return home via his truck and trailer. Logistically, everything worked like clockwork thanks to Geno's good planning. As for the tour, it was another great trip and in particular, it was wonderful to be able to do this with so many friends. For people who like cycling and traveling, bike touring is the perfect combination. You get to ride all day enjoying the changing landscape day after day and eat all you like. What's not to like about that! Yes, there's traffic, it can't be avoided. But there are miles and miles of quiet scenic roads, even in a populous state like California, if you choose your way carefully. For the complete story of our tour, go to Geno's blog and here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3. Click on the link below to view my pictures from the tour.