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... was so varied. The first big hill was like pure soft white sand, which sapped your energy, then onto single track and a section wading across the San Lorenzo river, which cooled everything down, then a big up and down on some awesome looking single track. There were quite a few bikers around and I kept thinking of how I’d love to come back with the Badger Patrol.
I was feeling strong as I ...
Biked the 17 mile drive--gorgeous views of the ocean. Perfect weather for a bike ride.
Had lunch in Carmel and hung out on Carmel Beach for a while.
Very strenuous bike ride back to Monterey. Had to sing to myself to get over the last of one looooong ...
... snow and heavy hail. It was getting colder and as we rattled over the tracks that evening we saw lots of snow in the dark.
In the afternoon we returned to our sleeper car, writing and resting.
Our evening meal was shared with a couple of women from, in their words, "the cheap seats". They both appeared down on their luck, so we shouted them dinner.
Back to our sleeping quarters, made up the beds ...
... home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team. On the freeway we drove past the suburban middle-class high-density housing which inspired the 1960s song Little Boxes, little boxes made of tricky tacky, little boxes all the same (I remember singing this song at school!) Apparently these houses sell for around 600-700k now. The Pacific Coast Highway is said to offer some of the best ocean views in the world. Today was what we would call overcast, the locals call it high fog, ...