Monday, June 16, 2008

Day 2 (June 15th) - The most beautiful place!

Today was a great ride! We rode from Vallejo, CA to Davis, Ca. We rode 69.8 miles in 6 hours and 20 minutes. This was the most beautiful ride ever. Although there were more hills than we anticipated, it was great. It was 90 degrees most of the day and there were not very many places to stop. Randy and I were enjoying ourselves until, about 40 miles in, we ran out of water. Two miles after running out of water Randy said " I wonder if my GPS tells me what the temperature was." So, while Randy kept riding, I stopped at a corner (FYI we're in the middle of nowhere on a country road full of fruit farms.) Here we are on the side of the road out of water and exhausted. While Im standing there saying, "It's 90 degrees" I thought I heard running water. Sure enough, on the other side of the rose bushes, there was a running hose. Randy and I filled our bottles, sat in the shade and ate some dried milk and granola. After filling our bottles again and cleaning our dishes we were on our way once more. About 5 or 7 miles later, we saw a fruit stand sign. A wonderful lady selling apricots by the basket let us eat a whole basket for less than half the normal cost! These apricots were like no other piece of fruit i have ever tasted! They were the very best apricots, very juicy and sweet. Ten more miles down the road we stopped for dinner. It was probably the slowest pizza shop in the world. After a supper that was way to heavy, we rode another ten miles or so into the night. After arriving in Davis in the dark we headed to bed to prepare for the next day.

1 comment:

ScrapbookStudio said...

Zach & Randy,
We are following your ride. Good luck in the days to come. The article was great. Your getting more attention then the election. Thank goodness. Your Grama, Grampa Aunt Mel and Alex really miss you. Everyone is so proud of you. Keep it up
Jennifer Pluta