Here are a few photos taken last night and today. Pretty self explanatory really
Today we rode around 110 km starting at Malibu and heading North to Port Hueneme on the Pacific Coast Highway. We had planned to start early so as to join in with other cyclists but Barry reckons he couldn't wake me up but I think he didn't really try too hard and when I have my ear that works on the pillow I cant hear a thing.
We have got a little more organised and made our own porridge for breaky and there is a coffee shop over the road from the motel that fires up around 6.30 am so I can get an early fix of caffeine and be semi alive before leaving.
The ride was a quite scenic following the coast for most of the way before a detour through some vegi growing areas to Port Hueneme.I think most of the regular cyclist in the area were coming home from their rides as we departed from the starting point at Malibu Lagoon. We ended up at a little cafe at Port Hueneme where we had a decent feed of eggs Benedict with a plethora of Hollandaise sauce and hash browns.By the time it was time to start riding again it was cold enough for my nose to be running. We had a really nice tailwind heading back sometimes cruising at around 40 kmh. The last couple of rolling hills near the end were enough to make the legs hurt to let us know we had done a decent ride.
Back to the motel for a freshen up and wash some clothes before heading out for Pizza to keep our energy levels up for tomorrows activities whatever they may be. I might even set my alarm clock but the again......
Arrived in L.A. Thurday morning and felt pretty jet lagged for most of yesterday. Had a decent night's sleep last night even if my bed leaves a little to be desired so have perked up a little today.Just got home from a 70 km ride with Barry with quite a bit of the ride on a bike path that runs along and sometimes in the middle of Manhattan Beach.We are staying in this groovy little motel called the Villa Brazil Motel that is run by Brazilian people and has a really nice cafe with a Brazilian flavour. You see heaps of hand painted signs around LA. which is a nice touch and everyone seems really friendly. It's pretty cool really around 20 degrees celsius max, even though it's twice as warm as when we left Melbourne.