Friday, November 4, 2011


a small town north of San Francisco where weird things happen....time elapsed, space froze and not knowing when and how we are still here in the same spot nearly 3 weeks after we first arrived here. But things are back to normal, the Sun travels its usual route on the sky, people are walking, card are riding, Halloween decoration are being replaced by Christmas ones, Planet seems to keep spinning, and we are moving on...however we'll be back again to Ukiah! We are going on a side-trip to see the great parks: Yosemite, Death Valley and Grand Canyon, by car... I know, some people felt a bit disappointed that us-cyclist go by car... but we never felt that we have to cycle everywhere on this trip, this journey is more about travelling rather than cycling and in the circumstances we have (late in the season -snow in Yosemite and we want to keep cycling along the coast) car is more convenient for us to make a loop trip of over 2000 miles...but we'll be back and pick our bikes from exactly where we left them and start cycling from where we stopped!
another weird thing about Ukiah was two totally unexpected meetings within one day!
First an e-mail from Alex, a great person and cyclist who hosted us in Nelson, BC and who coincidentally, at that time in Nelson, was about to start pretty much the same cycling trip as we are on ; and so we were in touch and trying to catch up somewhere on the way, and  there is she! Stuck in Ukiah as well for the last 2 weeks :)
with Alex and her friend Jen

And then totally unexpected visit from 'the old world', a friend from Edinburgh, who happened to be in SF. Daniel was the first person from ''far-away' who visited us here; it was super short visit, but it was so great to meet him! However, he left us a bit melancholic, missing you all there even more...

with Daniel

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