Day 39/41: Coastal Fog

I spent my last day in Los Angeles out riding in the canyons. I should have went out and rode everyday because I know once I get back home I will have dreams about curvy roads.

I was then treated to a great dinner with Nick and Scott followed up by an impromptu DJ set. It amazes me that even on someone else’s setup with someone else’s music I was fully engaged and having a great time. I will certainly try to get some gigs when I get home. If I could turn that into a part time job I would be a pretty happy camper.

The next day I was up moderately early and finished packing up. After 2 weeks of relaxation it was time to hop back on my steed. Gassed up and re-inflated my tires to their correct levels and we were off. The morning contained much coastal fog.

It is probably a good thing that I left a little later than I originally planned. The sun eventually burned off most of the fog during some of the most beautiful ridgeway riding.

CA-1 is easily the most beautiful road I have ever travelled on. It now makes perfect sense to me why people go out of their way to travel on it. Unfortunately, everyone seemed to be traveling for the holiday at the same time. It didn’t matter. I was in no hurry… I just like to go the speedlimit at the least.

The last 100 miles I hopped off the coast since it was so foggy and flew into San Francisco. I love how the temperatures can vary 20 degrees within a few miles of the ocean. I went from cold with a sweatshirt and jacket to sweating in the valley to cold again… all depending on how close to the water you are. It’s something else.

It is America day so I must get off this laptop and go partake in America celebrations. Happy 4th to everyone!


  1. Sinr1 July 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm Permalink

    Happy 4th and happy riding!


  2. Mary Lemcke July 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm Permalink

    I must get to the west coast.

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