A blog for and by a group of certifiable and committed cyclists (aka, Cyclopaths) from the Puyallup, Tacoma, and Seattle area. Follow The Puyallup Cyclopaths' adventures as they ride in the mountains of the Northwest and beyond.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
2017_06_29 Puyallup/Tacoma to Santa Barbara Trip (Leon Matz & Mike Smith)
Author: Leon Matz
Here I am 36 hours away from starting our bike trip from Puyallup/Tacoma to Santa Barbara!
Mike Smith is my companion on this 1,400 mile trip! Mike and I were tennis friends starting when I was 17! Here we are 50 years later teaming up to take on an adventure different from all my other explorations. Our plan is to ride 80-95 miles a day for 16 days and meet up with a long time Puyallup Cyclopath Wayne DuPont!
As with most adventures I am experiencing excitement and nervousness! Can our bodies handle this kind of daily abuse with no days of rest! The Pacific Coast route follows highway 1 and 101 and hugs the coast most of the way.
My bike fully loaded and hopefully ready for the trek to Santa Barbara. The bags stuffed with everything we hopefully will need for the trip!