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Cows

2015-04-17

tl;dr: From King City I headed east back into the mountains. There are cows here.

I stayed in King City an extra day. Because I'm lazy.

I struck east from King City back up into the mountains. I the followed the valleys into Hollister. I've cycled some of these roads before. And like before I chose to skip Pinnacles National Park, although I did bike into the visitor center to fill my water bottles.

There are a lot of cows on this route. But all the grass here is eaten down and dead.

One thing I've noticed on these back roads over the last few weeks: There are a lot of VW buses.

Come late afternoon I realized that finding a place to camp was going to be challenging. The area is becoming both too urban and too agricultural. I called ahead and found a motel in Hollister for only $48. For a Friday night, that seemed low. It must be a rat trap, but it would be better than camping in a strawberry field, and I didn't want to pay the prices the other hotels were advertising.

In fear that the motel would fill up before I arrived, I began bucking a headwind in earnest. Three miles from the motel my front tire went flat! I pumped it up several times, hoping the slime would take hold, but, alas, amidst much foul language I was forced to stop and swap tubes.

I made it to the Motel Cinderella and got a room. It was surprisingly nice. It seems the rooms are individually decorated. I am in The Pines Room.

I ate dinner across the street at Jerry's.

the locals have a strict try-before-buy policy


a few cows here




peek at Pinnacles National Park


turkeys


a few cows there




green on one side brown on the other


plenty of room at the Motel Cinderella

contact me at le@liverworks.com
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