Central CA

Couple a' CA photos (again in no particular order as operating solely on an iPad has been limiting.) We'll figure it out. Currently stationed on a friend's porch in Ventura, giving our bums a breather and our shorts an overdue laundering. Words in the works. XO.

 Moments before the dolphin show. A magical (yet sadly smoky) morning in Big Sur. 

Moments before the dolphin show. A magical (yet sadly smoky) morning in Big Sur. 

 Aidan: What day is it?  Tara (with confidence): Tuesday Aidan: How did you know that? Tara: Because yesterday you told me it was Monday.   We're a mess.

Aidan: What day is it? 
Tara (with confidence): Tuesday
Aidan: How did you know that?
Tara: Because yesterday you told me it was Monday.
 
We're a mess.

 Housed among the eucalyptus.

Housed among the eucalyptus.

 We arrived to Montana De Orro in a state of desperation and diminishing daylight. The host saw the crushing disappointment in our faces after breaking the news that they were at capacity and have never offered hiker/biker sites. Although clearly our fault as we hadn't done our homework, she caved and graciously put us up in a partially washed out, former motorcycle spot at a heavily discounted price. There are those willing to bend the rules and those who are not. We've come to really appreciate the former.

We arrived to Montana De Orro in a state of desperation and diminishing daylight. The host saw the crushing disappointment in our faces after breaking the news that they were at capacity and have never offered hiker/biker sites. Although clearly our fault as we hadn't done our homework, she caved and graciously put us up in a partially washed out, former motorcycle spot at a heavily discounted price. There are those willing to bend the rules and those who are not. We've come to really appreciate the former.

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 Armed with the shmear stick, taking it all in.

Armed with the shmear stick, taking it all in.

 The bandito ventilator was more effective at glasses fogging than air filtering.

The bandito ventilator was more effective at glasses fogging than air filtering.

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 Although Google maps really nails the bike route directions sometimes, we're excited for printed maps and confusing navigational conversations/charades south of the border.

Although Google maps really nails the bike route directions sometimes, we're excited for printed maps and confusing navigational conversations/charades south of the border.

 First flat of the trip. Mile 1200ish.

First flat of the trip. Mile 1200ish.

 Aidan's POV

Aidan's POV

 Classic one-potter

Classic one-potter

 The one on the left requires less outlet scouting.

The one on the left requires less outlet scouting.

 Strawberry fields forever...

Strawberry fields forever...

 San Gregario, CA

San Gregario, CA

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 Navigating

Navigating

 Super duper important update: We are now hauling two varieties of nut butter. That's all.

Super duper important update: We are now hauling two varieties of nut butter. That's all.

 Coincidental engraving discovery mid snack.

Coincidental engraving discovery mid snack.

 And lastly, we aim to inspire when we urge you not to resist when weaknesses become strengths. Donut power is real.

And lastly, we aim to inspire when we urge you not to resist when weaknesses become strengths. Donut power is real.