More great rolling coastline, tailwinds, and now also traffic. Memorial day weekend sure gets lots of people in the mood to go for a drive. We join the crowds for drive thru half moon bay and further south. Along the way we stop for strawberry shortcake at a roadside stand. John has broken another spoke so when we hit Santa cruz he's finally had enough - 6 broken spokes. A short delay at a bike shop for a new strong wheel and we roll thru a tourist crowded area before arriving at our campsite.
Salmi and cheese on sourdough gets us rolling at 6:30 in the morning. We depart camp with shortcut directions from George who is on his 10th annual SF to Santa Monica ride. George catches up we us while we are enjoying strawberrys at a roaside market in Moss Landing. We ride off together towards Monterey and ride the 17 mile drive in sunshine. the morning has been mostly flat or short rollers so I've been able to punish Tom. We have lunch at Safeway and then begin the climbs to our campsite at Pfeiffer state park in Big Sur. This leg of the ride is longer steeper climbs so it was John and Toms turn to punish me. A good day again.