Long Day: Day 4

Today (4/23/2013) was a grueling adventure. After cycling from Napa, we climbed an unexpected mini mountain for hours. Every time we went down hill for 3 or 4 miles we were met with an hour + long climb shortly after. We didn’t see it coming at all.

Food consisted of more honey, greens at the farm, California avocados and kiwis, a score from a farm stand with locally grown oranges and grapefruits, a caterpillar, and of course more raw eggs straight from the chicken. I harvested and purified water from a beautiful stream. Swimming in cold streams today was not only refreshing for the body but also for the mind. The hot day cooled down and we hit flat ground allowing us to jam out about 30 miles, finishing the day at about 50 miles.

Tonight we are staying in Davis at a place Patrick McLain hooked us up with. I am exhausted but feeling energized after getting a good trash sandwich outside of a a food court. It’s such a blessing being able to eat leftovers that would have gone to the landfill. I’ve been able to get ample food that is local organic and unpackaged. The only thing I’ve been lacking is carbs since I haven’t taken the time to make a fire and cook grains. Off to bed now, hoping for a long day of riding tomorrow.

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