Thursday, July 12, 2012
Adventuring to Ventura
Cycling the coast in Santa Barbara should conger up pictures of level bike lanes, tail winds, white water views, dramatic hills in the back ground, bridges over lagoons and state beaches which are free to enter on a bike. We had it all. The miles melted away today, perhaps because we only have 2 more cycling days left? Or maybe our leg muscles are finally hardened? We have decided to pass by the two missions in LA. Fear of city riding and time limits dictate moving farther south instead. Today we catch the Amtrak Surfliner in Ventura to be magically whisked to San Juan Capistrano, literally to the doorstep of our 17th mission. This train supposedly has hooks in each car for the bikes - no dismantling and boxing. I'm more worried about this plan than a 35 mile day of cycling as public transportation is never quite as advertised.We'll let everyone know tomorrow how it worked.