Short entry today from the tenuous internet connection I have in this fast-food restaurant. The VERY long ride into San Francisco was pretty hard on the knee. I think there is a reason the bike leg of an Ironman distance triathlon is 112 miles -- the body is not really supposed to go longer than that and be able keep going. So we slept in on Tuesday, and took it as a rest day. We toured the Muir Woods a bit, and were completely enthralled by the redwoods and a recently fallen huge douglas fir. We spent the night in Eureka, and spent yesterday in the various redwood forests, culminating in camping in the Jedediah Smith Redwood Forest last night. Beautiful stuff, and it was nice to be outside with the sounds of birds chirping and chipmunks scratching rather than ice machines running and traffic zooming by.
Today GB left from the campsite headed north. It's all in the mountains from here on out and it's way colder than down at the coast (though the sun does come out), and both of those things make life much tougher on the knee, so we'll see how far it goes.
Assuming we have an internet connection later tonight, we'll keep you posted on how today goes!
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
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