Started the day with breakfast at Lighthouse coffee shop. This looked to be the original location with the short order cooks cooking with their backs to us. The food was great and very quick considering the number of customers.
Today started with an UBER ride to the Lighthouse restaurant for a large breakfast. Then off to do laundry. The most challenging thing was the mile to the laundry mat. Of course the hardest part was getting the directions. I’m a hick kid from Kansas where everything is square but here nothing is straight not to mention the elevation changes.
I was lucky to met up with some other riders and catch a rider in their Uber back to the church. Even from the church we could see the Bay and Alcatraz.
When we arrived at the Church we were welcomed by some of our teammates that rode the Mid-Continent and Northern Tier with us, Jesse and Jimmy. They came to share cookies and treats as well as stories. A number of this year’s ride also rode with them on one or both trips. It is always great to reminiscence with alumni and have some laughs as we relive memories.
What can you say but climb then downhill and repeat. Add heavy traffic on top of traffic. When we turned off the main road toward the church, which we called home for two nights, we walked and pushed our bikes up very steep roads for about half a mile.
Ed and I got an early start to get to a small town for coffee and breakfast. The coffee shop had 2 rolls and coffee. Ed settled for just one cup because the owner was not very welcoming. There was a small store next door where I was able to get a ham egg and biscuit sandwich which was the only one they had.
Then we hit the road for a 27 mile ride to Redway. Most of the ride was on backroads with an occasional ride on the 101. We are staying in a camp 2 miles short of Redway. Once we got our camp set up we road the final 2 miles uphill in search of lunch. We found a great diner.