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Day 10: Trinidad, CA to Redcrest, CA
October 15, 2009, 1:02 am
Filed under: BLOGS

According to all internet weather sites, an enormous storm is predicted to slam the west coast, right where we are pedaling. So all that was on our minds was to get to our lodging at Redcrest Resort before the skies opened up with heavy rain and wind.

Today was a supposed to be a mellow 60 mile day, but with some technical issues and a decent headwind, the trip was not the easy pedal that we were expecting.  From Trinidad to Eureka there was a 35 mile ride on a border-lined interstate section of the 101….definitely was not the best riding we have experienced.  The key to the day was drafting through the wind.  It was a huge energy saver.

After a quick stop in Eureka at a local bike shop, where we re-met our Canadian friend, Andy, and got some supplies, we made our final push to Redcrest.  Again, drafting was crucial, especially with the south winds from the storm coming in.  We arrived in Redcrest around 3pm, just beating the stormy, wet weather and rented a cabin to lodge ourselves for two wet evenings.  Redcrest is an interesting town.  It has a vacated for 3 years General Store, a small restaurant, a post office, a couple porta-potties, a tree you can walk through, a Redwood treehouse, and a place to rent cabins, camping areas, and rooms…and it will be home from the next 2 days.  This is going to be an experience…

Wish us some luck through the storm! We are going to enjoy our first down day of the trip!

Max


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Is Steiner biking to a job interview after?! Nice button up! ha ha.

Keep it up, glad you are seeing these cool hole in the wall towns, they’re an experience too. love you all. pedal pedal.

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