Anyway, this is what the profile looked like for day 3.
It was really the easiest day in terms of both distance and climbing, but after Day 1 (7200 feet climbing) and Day 2 (4000 feet climbing)....it proved to have some significant challenges late in the day (2000 feet climbing). It didn't help that I had a pretty sore knee and back and that Chia had some seriously sore Achilles. On the up side, there were wide shoulders and bike lanes for much of the day.
|Bike path West of Sacramento. Nice...but it does run right alongside 80 so it's a bit fumey.|
|Chia conquering a big hill just outside Vallejo. Fortunately, for me my sore knee had resolved itself before this hill. Chia's heels however, were not loving this climb.|
|A view of Vallejo from the hill top. We foolishly thought it was all down hill from here!|
|Chia standing on yet another hill top about 10 miles later....surely there couldn't be that much more climbing....we're trying to get to the ocean for crying out loud!|
|And....luckily, it there wasn't that much more. We made it to the docks with an hour and a half before the last ferry!|
|After changing in to some less smelly clothing.....|
|...it was time for a celebratory beer!! And yes, it tasted really good!|
|Then it was time to load onto the ferry....and yep, that's another beer on the table.|
|We pretty much had the whole boat to ourselves.|
|And if completing the trip itself wasn't a reward....San Francisco set off some fire works for us as we arrived at the docks!|