Day 3: Point Arena, CA to Wesport, CA
June 2, 2014

We had a breakfast feast in our room before heading out into the soggy weather. The morning was a mix of soggy misty fog, high fog, and constant rolling hills. The kind of hills that require the granny gear and just kill your average speed. Eventually the fog lifted enough to see the glorious ocean views from the Bluff (riding through Elk, Albion).

We stopped for lunch in Mendocino at Good Life cafe, where we had a delicious veggie panini, split pea soup, lasagna, cookies, mmmmmm. From Mendocino we got back on Highway 1 and discovered a HUGE shoulder all the way to Fort Bragg – busy road but nice riding. Fort Bragg was a bit of a bust – we picked up some so so supplies for dinner at the grocery store full of alcoholics, and we ate some disappointing cookies. The hippie grocery store appeared to sell bad smells only. And judgment.

From Fort Bragg we rode on a coastal bike path, which offered a nice break from the cars but terrible paving. The rest of the afternoon was quite pleasant – it was mostly sunny, we had rolling hills with a few steeper climbs (on one we witnessed the filming of a car commercial).

Westport is a tiny town – we stayed at the one motel and we bought sandwiches at the one store in town: they were much better than you would have expected. We had a random dinner of sandwiches and weird stuff we bought in Fort Bragg, then went to sleep early (no internet, no decent movies).

  • Start: Point Arena
  • End: Westport
  • Slept: Westport Inn
  • Miles: 62.8
  • Avg.: 9.5