PCH – Day 6

Because of Peter’s painful knee, we’ve decided to shorten the trip a bit. Instead of riding about 80 miles per day and ending our trip at Bodega Bay, were now planning to ride about 50 miles per day, ending in either Leggett or Fort Bragg. Peter’s dad agreed to pick us up further north.

A rock juts out from the ocean and the incoming fog on the coast off Trinidad.
A rock juts out from the ocean and the incoming fog on eh coast off Trinidad.
Peter clears a short climb on a windy road outside of Trinidad.
Peter clears a short climb on a windy road outside of Trinidad.
A surfer is about to brave the frigid water of the Pacific Ocean.
A surfer is about to brave the frigid water of the Pacific Ocean.

Today we made it about 35 miles. We rode mainly off Highway 101, which meant more coastline vistas on quiet roads. When we entered Arcata, we stopped for some tasty pizza at Dutchy’s Pizza and then some tasty ice cream at Scoop. It was a double whammy of full flavor. We then hung out at the park in the middle of town, watching some of the locals do their thing: yoga, tandem yoga, bongo drumming, fighting, passing out in the sun, and other great activities that people do when they are high out of their minds.

After the entertainment in the park got old, we rolled down the highway to the Eureka KOA. The KOA had some decent, private sites out of the ripping wind, an arcade, a pool table, recumbent rentals, and a minigolf course. What they didn’t have was a decent selection of food. Peter made do with a microwave pot pie and I had some cereal. Touring cyclists are not picky creatures. Anything remotely resembling food is fair game.

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