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California Cycling Vacation - Day 3 - Coast & Pizza



Now that we had some miles under us, we decided to head out toward the coast for a longer ride.  After our morning routine of watching the Giro and playing with Sunny, we packed up the car and drove to Helen Putnam Regional Park.  We paid the solar powered machine, watched a turkey and her babies walk by, changed, and then mounted our steeds to head further west.
Immediately rewarded with gorgeous views

We did a beautiful loop that included Chileno Valley Rd, Fallon Two Rock Rd, Hwy 1 from Tomales to Marshall, and back via Marshall Petaluma Rd.  Marin County on a Monday was also smooth and quiet compared to Sonoma County on a Sunday afternoon.  We only remember seeing a few other cars the entire day plus a FedEx truck, which we would see every single day from then on.  
Terry cruising toward Tomales
We watched the oyster boats in Marshall

After another parking lot clean up (thanks to Action Wipes), it was back to Petaluma to find Terry a post-ride coffee.  We found a great bike shop that let us hang out and watch the last few km of Stage 2 of the Tour of California. Thanks Bici-Sport!
The last big climb on the way back toward Petaluma
This bonus view at the top of the climb where we ate our sandwiches

We walked around Petaluma for awhile, then went home to stretch and relax on the back porch.  After 2 nights of staying in, we were ready to sample some fine dining.  We drove into Sonoma (made jokes about the Market) and got a table at the Red Grape.  We each had a large salad, pizza, and a pitcher of water.  The ingredients were extremely fresh resulting in a very delicious meal.  We knew we had done well when the waiter brought the check and exclaimed that we were very good eaters.
Four on Five for Terry & Primavera (hold the cheese) for me

Day 4 – Healdsburg & Laundry 

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