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Earlier this year, I took a 620 mile trip down the west coast of the USA with a group from Cry in the Dark & Indigo Volunteers. The weather was hot (on the most part) and the breezes were most welcome after hot climbs through The Big Sur. You can read more here. We cycled through early morning mists as the…

Distance: 62.2 miles    Elevation gain: 2,837 feet Elevation in the ride: So here it is, the beginning of the end. As I'm writing this post, it is fairly obvious to say that we have all completed the ride; 620 miles later, writing this on the plane back from San Diego to London Heathrow. I will be taking some time…

Santa Monica to Laguna Beach Distance: 76.3 miles     Elevation: 2,569 feet Elevation in the ride: As we start to near the end of the trip; everyone reflects on what were the most challenging days over the past week. Clearly day 3 was an epic cycle through the mountains of The Big Sur in the sweltering Californian sunshine, and…

Distance: 103.5 miles    Elevation: 5,320 feet Elevation in the ride: Day 4 was brutal; absolutely brutal. We started off knowing that the day was going to be tough, we'd just done day 3 which had a lot of climbs and we were aching. We also knew that it was going to be raining pretty much all day. Both of…

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Big Sur to Pismo Beach Distance: 116 miles    Elevation: 8,208 feet Elevation in the ride: Day three was pretty magical; we climbed over 8,000 feet through some insane mountain ranges, alongside some insane coastal views and totalled 116 miles - the most I've ever ridden in a day! The start of the day was a little chilly as we climbed…

Arrival

We arrived in sunny California just after 2pm San Francisco time (10pm in the UK) after a long 11 hour flight over from London Heathrow; believe me it felt much longer than 11 hours! I didn't managed to get any sleep on the plane, but did watch 3 films and chat to a few enthusiastic Americans; I guess you win…

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