47 miles in 5.33 hours – Max Speed: 31mph
I got up pretty early and after breakfast, headed east towards the mountains.
Very early in the day it became obvious that it was going to be a hilly day. I passed by the famous Folsom State Prison where Johnny Cash played and took a picture.
I grinded up some hills, always to give the elevation back in a downhill and then eventually stopped at a Starbucks.
I updated the website for a while and then continued. As soon as I left the Starbucks I passed an all you can eat pizza buffet, so made another stop. After putting them out of business I finally really got going again.
The remainder of the day was hilly, and had a lot of traffic. I did get to stop in a small town called Diamond Springs and sent some more stuff home, because I knew that I was getting to the ‘hilly’ part of the trip.
I left and then did a mammoth uphill. It was probably only two miles, but I think I gained over 1000 feet during it. After that it was pretty flat all the way to the campgrounds. There was great stealth camping around, but I was running low on water and I didn’t know if Tim and Tim were planning on making it to the campground that night.
I got there at about 7pm and settled in. One of my neighbors, Billy, who I think was a little drunk, came over and talked for a while. He gave me a bunch of his leftovers since he was leaving the next morning, so thanks very much to him! I talked to the neighbors on the other side for a while as well, who ran an organization which takes kids out of gangs in Sacramento and takes them camping and dirtbike riding and things. The guy who ran that was a really cool guy as well.
I then went to a neighboring campsite because I heard that there were two other bikers going cross country there as well. I talked with those two guys for a while, and got their phone number.
I relaxed for the rest of the night, and then laid in the tent. Tim and Tim had texted me saying they will likely be there at around 2am. I figured I would just see their tents in the morning.
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