|Bicycling towards Sausalito|
There was one section which involved a big hill. As I was approaching the hill on a road just next to Highway 101, a local resident showed me a nicer, quieter route, which had a gradual hill. I had bumped into him earlier in Fairfax! He rides to work every day along this route, and it was so nice of him to show me the better route in.
|A local suggested taking this quiet road|
|Bike route follows 101 for a bit|
|I am going in the right direction|
|View of San Francisco from Sausalito|
Crossing the Golden Gate bridge was the most dangerous part of the trip. I had to avoid hitting or being hit by all the bicycle and walking tourists! It was like playing a really hard video game. But I did good, I hit no one! I wish that there was an award waiting for me at the end of the crossing, as I felt like I deserved one.
|Hah! Bicycles don't pay ANY tolls to cross the bridge.|
|Crossing the Golden Gate|
|In San Francisco|
|On to the road to the hostel|
It was an amazing experience, and although it was dangerous in some parts, it was well worth doing the ride. I loved being able to ride and sleep in the Redwoods. Also, I got to ride by some of the most spectacular scenery that I've ever seen. I never knew what to expect every day as the landscape changed constantly. I was also amazed at the generosity of the people, from the people who checked on me and Deanna to make sure we were alright when she was feeling under the weather, to the person who returned the $50 to me that I had lost in Brookings! I loved the cycling community that we were with while riding down, I missed that when I stayed in a hotel, or at a campsite where there were no other bicyclists. They are a great bunch of people to hang out with, just like my fellow hikers are.
Thanks to all those too who are following me on my blog. My blog posts about this particular adventure started out spotty, but I would like to think that they've improved during the adventure. I will post some stuff that I missed about earlier portions of the trips and some of the beautiful photos that I took on my camera. I only took a few photos on my tablet compared to what I took on my camera! I am already sorting through them trying to create a slideshow to show in the future.
|Awesome end to the Pacific Coast Adventure!|
I will be posting a bit about my time in San Francisco, as I stayed there for just under a week. I figured that if I made all the effort to get there, I should enjoy it when I finally arrived.
And here's to many more adventures....