We took off a little after 7 for our last day of riding together. We thought it would be an easy mainly downhill ride, but just to make it interesting we had a fair amount of climbing, a road closure due to repairs which required us to carry our bikes over railroad tracks, a road that had a missing name tag, a police chase and apprehension, and a ferry boat ride. Once in San Francisco we road about 2 ½ miles to Crissy Field for our tire dip into the Pacific Ocean. This 2 ½ mile ride was at a top speed of about 4 miles an hour. That was not due to a climb but due to the heavy pedestrian and bike traffic. It couldn’t have been a better end. After riding hard for over 3,785+ miles we had to exhibit our riding skills by riding slow and in somewhat of a formation. I really enjoyed watching the skill and patience of each of our team members riding abilities. We had a hard climb in this short distance and not one of our team had to walk it but a number of the other tourist did.
We had the traditional tire tap in the Pacific Ocean to complete our challenge. It was hard saying goodbye to our new friends but we all knew this day would come.
As I was writing this post I was listening to music on Pandora Radio and a song came on that to me says it all and the title is “What a Wonderful World”