Day 49 – Morro Bay to San Luis Obispo

39km – 2951 in total

I woke up and it was almost raining. Or at least the trees above my tent were dripping, as the humidity of the thick fog was gathering on the leaves. I packed my tent wet, as there was no sun to help it dry. There were a few other cyclists in the campground and Joseph offered me some pasta with red sauce and salami for breakfast. Even if the night was not cold at all, he needed something warm and I didn’t object having some as well. I never turn down calories these days.

Crane by the campground

Crane by the campground

I went back in town to the local bike shop. I was looking for break pads, but Dave didn’t have the ones I needed, so I just went to the cafe next doors for some more breakfast. I left Morro Bay by 11am and took some back roads heading south. I am glad the roads were not busy at all and I enjoyed the ride through wetlands and barren hills. It had just the right amount of hills to make the ride interesting, but not hard.

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I arrived to San Luis Obispo early enough to go around the city and visit a few places of interest. First stop was one of the bike shops, which luckily had what I needed. I can now use both brakes again, which is a good thing especially on the downhills.

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I went to the town center and visited the mission of San Luis Obispo. It’s the 5th of the 21 Spanish missions in the Pacific coast, as the Spanish settlers were heading north establishing their presence in the new territories, forcing their religion and way of living upon the natives.

San Luis Obispo mission

San Luis Obispo mission

12 out of 21

12 out of 21

I walked around the old part of the city, looking at the old buildings next to the stream. At parts it reminded more of a European city than an American one. I bought some supplies and headed of the hostel of the area.

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