Day 74: A little swim in Healdsburg

Today the team rode our last big ride of the summer, 90 miles from Laytonville to Healdsburg, California. Today we got hit with the real California heat, getting up to 99 today was a drastic change to the cooler weather of the Redwoods. Today had a lot of rolling hills with gradual climbing but the dry desert areas made the ride more difficult. We made one of our pit stops today at an In-N-Out burger. When in California, us college kids gotta sample the fast food of the golden state. Let me tell you it was a mixed review from the team but overall we agreed that it was fairly average. Today we even got lucky enough to ride through the wine country of Sonoma. It was really beautiful to see the vineyards that span for miles. A bitter sweet ride as many of us are excited to have another long day done but knowing it brings us closer to the end of this crazy adventure.

A huge thank you to our host Deb, from Good Shepherd Church for being so kind to us and letting us swim at her home. She also prepared a delicious lasagna dinner that was the home cooked meal that gave us a taste of home that is quickly approaching. Today’s ride was dedicated to Liz’s aunt who had breast cancer.

~Tailwinds~
Mandy

Flat count: 5
Song of the day: Last time for everything -Brad Paisley
Memorable moment: Completing our last 90 mile and seeing the sign that said we are less than 100 miles from San Fran.. we’ve come a long way

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