10 Miles At A Time

Trip Start Aug 14, 2012
Trip End Oct 25, 2012

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Samuel P. Taylor State Park

Flag of United States  , California
Friday, October 19, 2012

We woke up this morning, took full advantage of the continental breakfast, then packed up and hit the road. We did not plan too well, in terms of bikability, last night and were told by some locals that the roads in the area were not very bike friendly. In order to get to a better biking road, Lisa drove us over to HWY 1 in Tomales. Once there, we unloaded our bikes, hopped on, and planned to meet Lisa in about 10 miles. The ride was amazing, and even though Patrick was on a mountain bike, he trucked along and kept up with us road bikers. After biking almost exactly 10 miles, we coasted down a hill and came around a corner to find Lisa parked and waiting with a video camera. She caught our arrival on camera and then we explored the restaurant she had parked in front of. It was right on the water and had a little pier that ended with a boat house. We went exploring and found that the boat house was turned into an extra part of the restaurant, it even had a little bar, a couple tables and a really old piano. Too bad the restaurant didn't open for another hour, it would have been really cool to go inside.

After exploring, we took off again and planned to meet Lisa in another 10 miles. The ride, again, was awesome and we found Lisa at the entrance to a winery. It looked really cool, but, as was our luck for the day, was not open. We ate a couple bananas, and headed out. We shared some really great conversations with Patrick during our little 10 mile jaunts, it was really nice to have someone else to share in our bike rides. Not quite another 10 miles down the road we met up with Lisa in a  really cool little town, Point Reyes Station. We ate lunch at a little cafe where we ran into some fellow bikers. They were locals, so we asked about the closest bike shop and they pointed us right down the road. The man at the bike shop was really helpful in directing us to a campground for the night. We hopped back on our bikes and planned to meet Lisa there. This section of the ride was the best because most of it was on a bike trail through the redwoods. We biked next to each other and had a lot of fun talking, making jokes and enjoying the beauty of the forest.

We took our time getting there, but good thing that Lisa got there fast! Apparently this is a very popular campground on the weekend and you have to enter a raffle to get a campsite. Lisa arrived just in the nick of time. We had to wait a bit, but got a site and set up camp. We had a fun night of playing Catch Phrase, drinking wine, and being merry.

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