After a nice breakfast at the Red Roof Inn, I set off toward SF. The morning starts out great as I make it to the 1 and start weaving through mountains and redwoods. In the afternoon though, the fog hits me and my enjoyment lessens immensely. It gets cold, the fog is condensing on my face shield so I have to wipe it off every 20 seconds, and I can’t see very far in front of me which is a problem when there are 15mph curves and sheer cliff faces. I’m not making as good of time as I’d hoped due to all the curves plus getting behind slow people, so toward the end of the ride I make a detour to get back on the 101 in Petaluma and go a little faster. I ended up riding through a Ragnar Relay race which brought back some fun memories of the SoCal Ragnar I did in 2012. In a side note, I was looking for the shirt for that before I left and I apparently lost it, not sure how. Anyways, I made it through the race without hitting any runners, got on the 101 and flew down the highway without the engine exploding thankfully even though I had it wrung out pretty good. I drove across the Golden Gate Bridge at dusk, but I couldn’t see much with all the fog, and I was a little confused about the toll situation. I finally made it to my buddy’s place in SF and go unloaded and cleaned up, then took Lyft (my first time, success) over to meet him and some other friends who were in town. We hung out at one of his friend’s houses for a while, then went out. I was pretty tired but somehow stayed up until about 3am.
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Isnt the first glance of the ocean pretty awesome knowing that you made it all the way across the country? Looks like an incredibly beautiful beach too.