Day 1: San Diego to Alpine, CA
We got a pretty late start this morning, after waiting for Bernie’s Bike Shop to open at 9:30, and then repacking all our stuff. By the time we actually started our first wobbly pedaling with our 50-pound trailers, it was 11:30, and then we took a wrong turn. After that, the route was pretty relentlessly up, and we ended the day in Alpine, elevation 2,000 feet, only 34.5 miles from the start, by my count. Ready for a full day tomorrow, likely in the rain.
Tony wrestles with a water bottle cage or something in the courtyard of the lovely Ocean Beach Hotel in San Diego.
Lots of people dip their rear tire in the Pacific Ocean at the start of the ride. We decided to go all in and get in all the way up to our ankles so we would have the pleasure of riding the first 35 miles with wet feet.
These motivational fortune cookie messages brought to you by the Chinese/Sushi place about 150 feet from our hotel in Alpine.
Two things I love: Steph, and donuts. What an awkward name for a donut shop. But they were open after dinner.
I did not eat this donut, which was $3.95.
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