PCH Tour: A Day of Recovery Before the Mexico Push

Leo Carillo Beach Sunset

Day 61 – I was groggy when I woke up. It was around 8am. Late for me on this trip. I drank a little more than I should have the night before. I shook it off and got some breakfast in the dining area. I was feeling a bit better so I got some typing done. I took some breaths and went for a walk around town.

I bought a new tube for my bike, so I’d have a spare in Mexico. I wandered around a bit more, and decided I was still hungry. I found a great cafe and a seat outside. I ordered a chicken sandwich that turned out to be amazing. I devoured it and drank a load of water. The late night was starting to catch up with me. I made my way back to the hostel and crashed on my bed. I dozed off and on for the next 2 hours. The sun and wind came through the open window and brushed over my body. It was completely relaxing.

After, passing out I woke up feeling nauseous. Without getting too graphic, let’s say I had to sit in the bathroom for a while. I started to feel better, so I went back outside and grabbed a giant Gatorade from CVS. I chugged it down and came back to life. The weather was perfect so I walked over to the harbor and found a nice grassy knoll in the shade. I sat down and took in the ocean breeze. I gave my friend Dustin a call and chatted for a while about what was going on back in Ohio.

Later that night I met Liam and Michael up for some Mexican food. We decided to try some in San Diego, before heading down to Mexico. That way we could get a good comparison. I had some amazing tacos and a glass of XX Lager. We found out that there would be a big bike run from Rosarito to Ensenada the same day we were riding down. It was pure luck. 50 miles of our ride would be closed off to motor traffic. All signs gave us a go for Mexico. We turned in early and prepared for a long 85 mile day of riding. The final ride of all of our tours.

(Repost of my 2014 Pacific Coast Tour Instagrams)

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