We left San Francisco on Friday and have had a good couple of days riding, stopping in Half Moon Bay on Friday night, Santa Cruz on Saturday night, and tonight in Monterey.
Last night we were at New Brighton State Beach, which apparently people book for camping a year in advance. But since we were in the hiker/biker site, we just rolled in and paid $5 each for the night. We had a reunion of sorts with a bunch of people we’ve been passing over the past few weeks - a father and daughter riding from Sacramento, a guy from LA riding the coast to celebrate his 40th birthday, and a woman from Munich who’s riding the same route as us and left Vancouver right around the same time we did. Sean of the father/daughter duo bought some beer for everyone, and we sat around chatting until it was dark. It’s crazy to think of all the people we’ve met on this ride, and especially how we keep bumping into the same folks over and over again. It starts to feel like a little family that’s all riding down the coast together!
Tomorrow we’re headed to Big Sur, and from there we’re about a week of riding away from LA!