Thursday, November 8, 2007
At long last we made it to San Francisco. We have been pushing hard to get here and enjoy the city with clean clothes and showers. We're staying at a friend's apartment which is a welcome change from tents and picnic tables. The biggest news is that just after we crossed the California boarder, two of our group members decided that they were still not getting better and that they were going to go home. So now, we are just a group of three and are still planning on going to the Mexican boarder. We have been averaging about 50 miles a day and will try to make it there by the end of the month. The weather has been fabulous with lots of sun, although it's been foggy in the mornings here around the San Fran Bay area. A few days ago we ran into an interesting couple riding recumbent tricycles who are cycling from Prudhoe Bay Alaska. You can check out their blog at: where2pedalto.com. There is also a picture of me in the journal section. It's fun to meet other cyclists along the way. We have seen about 12 other cyclists racing south to escape the weather up north. Now we are stocking up at the San Fran coop for some good food for the ride south. We are about 2 days from Santa Cruz where we will be staying for a few days with Erica's parents before we make the final push to San Diego. Until Santa Cruz, adios.