50 miles in 4 hours – Max Speed: 38.5mph
The day dawned, and although I didn’t really want to, I knew it was time to move on and begin the next phase of my trip. I finished updating my website in the morning, had a massive breakfast, and then proceeded to pack everything up. When I finally had absolutely no possible way to procrastinate further I left and started back out on the road.
I use Google Street View pretty frequently to see how rideable roads appear, and I saw that highway 12 looked like a great road to take. I went up the main street through American Canyon until I hit highway 12, and then proceeded to take that for the next 40 or so miles to Rio Vista – or so I thought. Highway 12 was a great road to take for the first 20 or so miles, and then all of a sudden they erected jersey barriers in the lane and put blockers in the middle, so that it was physically not possible for me to fit with a car, and cars could not pass. It actually because physically impossible to ride that road. I really have no idea what in the world California is thinking.
I got off the road ASAP and took a dirt path next to the road for a while, which is never fun fully loaded. I finally found a way around, and took a cross street up to a gravel road which I took for the last 10 miles into town.
Note: The following two videos are almost unwatchable because of the wind, sorry about that, I considered not posting a video today, but wanted to get something up. Sorry again for the quality. At least the wind was a tailwind!
Once I was done marveling at the county/state for spending millions of dollars to do all this work for nothing, I grabbed some dinner in town. I then went over a pretty narrow bridge, and down to my campgrounds for the night, the Brannan Island State Recreational Area. I set up, and relaxed for a few hours.
I had been talking to Tim and Tim, so I knew they were coming as well. Sure enough, they showed up, and we all had dinner and went to bed.
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