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ALC 9 – Day 2 – Santa Cruz to King City – 107 miles traveled – 187 miles total



We got up early and out to the bikes and rolling by 7:30am. We thought we got on the bikes early enough but it took us over an hour just to get out of Santa Cruz due to poor traffic control for 2000 bicyclists leaving the city. Once we got out of Santa Cruz we had a great ride. Unfortunately we always found ourselves rolling into the rest stops when they were going to close in 30 minutes. Day 2 was the first time I had ever ridden over 100 miles in a single day and thankfully the day was flat with some good tail winds. Towards the end of the day we were greeted with some very steep short hills that just wiped out any remaining energy I had. Luckily after battling the hills we were greeted with a nice tail wind and a flat ride all the way into King City. Luckily camp 2 was way better than Camp 1. This time we had grass to set our tent up on instead of sleeping on hardpack! After getting our gear and setting up our tent we grabbed a shower and headed to dinner where we listened to the daily announcements.

Day 2 route recorded by Garmin Edge 705

Official ALC day 2 photos

Other event images


June 18, 2010 Posted by | ALC 9 | , | Leave a comment