Day Six saw us passing through Santa Barbara, where I finally got to meet a friend and fellow Techer, George Williams, who was kind enough to bring me some Cytomax (my favorite brand of electrolyte drink) when I ran out. It was great to meet him, and also great to ride down the lovely coast into Ventura. Only one day left!
Day Six takes us from Lompoc to Ventura, a journey of 85 miles. It’s a relatively easy day, though, with a long, relatively gentle climb in the morning followed by a flat, beautiful day near the coast (where it’s typically nice and cool).
On Day Six I finally got to meet an email friend and fellow Tech alum, George Williams, which was great – we’ve been corresponding for years but this was the first time we’ve met in person.
Highlights of Day Six include Paradise Pit, which is operated by volunteers from Santa Barbara – they serve ice cream, cookies, strawberries, and other tasty stuff to the riders. After a week of Clif Bars, that’s tasty indeed.