Colin's Journal

28 January 2006
40 miles
San Juan Bautista--> Santa Cruz
8 miles run, 32 biked

6:30 am wakeup call after a restful night at St Francis retreat, then Denise made us a big breakfast where we sat and enjoyed ourselves: Prtugese orange nut bread, eggs, ham, warm biscuits, fruit salad and o.j. We thanked her and started riding, past where all the deer hang out in the driveway, bombing down the hill the retreat was on, then riding out of San Juan Bautista on main street- past JJ's and the mission.

We rode out on the San Juan highway, then rode parallel to Rt. 101 towards the coast again, going through some redwood groves. Soon we got into a semi urban area, hitting Santa Cruz around 1, 10miles before we expected to.

We stayed with Grant's cousin Jenny in a nice little house, and spent the afternoon snacking, checking e-mail and watching Magnum: PI and Kung Fu Hustle. At 6 we went to Jenny's neighbor's house for a wonderful dinner with calimari steaks, cheese bread, lasagna and lots to drink. Watched Saturday Night Fever while going to bed.

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