I left Cedarville, CA and headed west on CA 299.  It turned out to be a day of highs and lows.  Highs in that it was one of the most beautiful roads I’ve ever been on: winding two lane highway, but very smooth, up/down/around beautifully treed mountains with the Shasta River wandering on the side of the highway.  Lows in that it rained off and on, and I found myself in thick, scary fog for several minutes where I could see less than 100yds in front of me.  All in all, it was a great ride.  I don’t know if I’ve ever ridden a road with more curves in my life.  Ironically, after all these great descriptors, I didn’t take any pictures.  There weren’t a lot of good places to stop, and I didn’t realize until I was past the ones I saw that they would have been good stopping points.  Since I was trying to make good time, I didn’t want to turn around.  So, no pictures today.  In other news, I can’t believe it but I did all of this while STILL riding on the used motocross tire I picked up in Gunnison, CO.  I thought it would have been worn smooth long ago.  I stopped in Altura for breakfast at Subway, Redding for lunch (first Asian food in weeks), and finally made it to Eureka.  Well actually Arcata, just north of Eureka.  Given that it rained earlier and the sky wasn’t looking all that sunny, plus I wanted some reliable wifi, I got a motel room at the Red Roof Inn and get a gyro sandwich for dinner.  Tomorrow I’m going to ride down the coast to San Francisco.

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