As previously noted, today was not a biking day. Instead, we loaded 27 bikes, 27 riders and guides, and lots of luggage onto the trailer, van, sag wagon, and bus for the 4 hour trip. The route took us north to Carmel, then inland to Salinas, where we joined US 101, past Paso Robles, then back toward the shore to Cambria. The ride was 4+ hours.
Some people chose to ride after we got to Cambria, heading up the coast to San Simeon, past Hearst Castle and onto a location for elephant seal viewing. I chose to wander into Cambria and do laundry.
Our dinner in the parking lot tonight was discrete – no charcoal, instead delicious fish chowder prepared inside the trailer, salad and pumpkin pie. We gathered in several riders’ rooms, rather than in our circle of camp chairs.
Back on the saddle tomorrow…