September 5 Huntington Beach to Carlsbad 57 miles

We were treated to a grand breakfast at our alumni’s church.  They had everything a bike rider would need or want.
Then down the road we went to our camping spot in Carlsbad.  It was right on the beach so most of us took advantage of swimming in the Pacific Ocean.

This is our last night of camping. I am glad and I think most of the riders feel the same way.  Only problem is we had to roll up our tents while they were still wet.

September 4 60 miles to Huntington Beach

After the hard ride yesterday we had a much easier day today. Here is the information board for the day.

As you can see a good bit of the day’s ride was along the beach. This also gave us a lot of bike path riding which meant little to no car traffic but it also meant a lot of slow riding due to all the foot traffic.

We were treated to a night in an alumni’s home. Not only was that nice but we had actual showers.  Great treat.

I also met up with my cousin and family for dinner. I ate way too much but it was worth it. I really enjoyed catching up with them.

September 3 Goleta to Santa Monica

Today was our longest day at 99 miles. We rode an extra mile to get our first and only century ride of this trip.

Not only was it long but it was on the busy highway 101.  At times it was dangerous due to it being a holiday weekend.

We stopped at a family owned Restaurant before our final steep climb to the church for the night.
We slept in a gym that was a little warm for the night.