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April 13th Best sleep ever! I didn’t want to get out of the tent. I used the sleeping bag liner for the first time... Strawberry Fields

April 13th

Best sleep ever! I didn’t want to get out of the tent. I used the sleeping bag liner for the first time & I was so nice & warm! Joe got me up by making some hot tea J and we ate some more of our Chia mush breakfast. The sun started poking out of the clouds and warming me up. I love that feeling! Before we got moving again Joe replace my brakes and oiled our chains. He tries to do that every 3 days. Which is really good because we’re constantly riding near the ocean.

The weather was perfect for riding! Sunny and about 65°. As soon as we got into Ventura there was a line of cars down the beach and about 20 surfers in water. We stopped and watched for a bit. He realize shortly after that we didn’t have water…no big deal. Next spot we see we’ll stop for water. Well somehow there was never a gas station or anything! We were so thirsty and both of us were getting pretty hungry. We were even being teased as we were biking past strawberry fields. Fruit sounded sooo good! Then, jackpot! A few miles down the road we spotted a fruit stand!! I wasn’t getting my hopes up until I knew for sure that it was open. It was and we got a HUGE basket of strawberries, Japanese peanuts (never had them before. delicious), dried mango, mango with chili, and a Gatorade haha we got it all! The mango with chili was so good that we got 2 more bags.

Our goal for the day was to make it to Oxnard where Annette & Jason live with their 2 boys. I’ve known them since I was in middle school. They used to live in Charleston. We didn’t get to see Jason, because he was away for work but we got to hangout with Annette, Reef, & Ryder! Annette was SO generous and gave us delicious veggie pizza and chocolate chip cookies J We stayed up and talked over a couple glasses of wine. So nice to catch up with her!

 

JoeRuscito

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”