Photos from Day Two: Santa Cruz to King City
This was one of our century (100+ mile) days, from Santa Cruz down through the Salinas Valley to King City. A flat day, passing through beautiful farmland and golden hills. Punctuating the day were the Ugly Mug (free coffee!), the artichoke stand, the skinny dipping bridge, Cookie Lady, and (of course!) the fabulous Ginger Brewlay (pic, left).
Day 2 is the longest day at 107 miles, but is actually one of the easier days on the Ride, because it’s almost entirely flat. Nonetheless it is a challenge, especially with the number of tempting unofficial diversions during the day: free coffee at the Ugly Mug, the fried-artichoke stand, the AIDS memorial chapel at Mission Soledad, and the skinny-dipping bridge. Lots of riders got sagged on Day Two, mostly for missing rest stop closing times.
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