Our day started out cold and overcast, as have most of the last fifteen. Who knew that the Oregon and California coasts were so cold in September? This morning I wore a head cap, poly pro undershirt, my cycling jersey, a vest, arm warmers and a windbreaker and I was still cold.
|Strawberry fields, forever|
After cycling through Santa Cruz, stopping for breakfast along the way, we reached an agricultural area growing artichokes and strawberries. You could smell the strawberries as you were cycling through the latter.
|A nice morning bike path|
Once out of the agricultural area and past our first SAG stop, we reached a nice bike path that went on for over ten miles until we reached the outskirts of Monterey. Jeff, Mark, Tim, and I stopped for lunch in the Cannery Row area.
|Reaching Monterey on the bike path|
|Lunch at Cannery Row, overlooking the bay|
|Another view of Monterey Bay|
Next was a wonderful ride along 17 Mile Drive, cycling along the coast, going past Spanish Bay, Spyglass, and Pebble Beach golf courses.
|Along 17 Mile Drive|
|The Lone Cypress|
|Pebble Beach golf course|
We finished with a ten mile cycle through Carmel Valley to the rustic Los Laureles Lodge, where we are staying for the night.
|Cycling through Carmel Valley|
|Los Laureles Lodge in Carmel Valley|