Today the cyclists did the majority of the climbing they will do for the next couple days with over 5,475 ft of climbing elevation. With the exception of about 6 miles, which they will be doing first thing in the morning, but after that they have all down hill for tomorrow. We started out a little slower than expected, but we were still able to cover a great distance today of just over 58 miles.
Our first stop consisted of food refueling and switching bikes for CJ's dad. Then on the road again on the way to Ramona, CA where the three cyclists-CJ, Bob and Craig- would stop to eat lunch. On arriving to Ramona, the neighborhood kids and parents-who had been told by CJ's mother what he was doing- gave CJ a warm welcome into the park where the bus was parked. They were so impressed with him that they wanted to talk to him and take pictures with him. After the locals wished him well we had some lunch and Bob and Craig (Dad) rested while CJ continued to play with the neighborhood kids. They even let him borrow their bike to ride around the parking lot of the park! After resting we got back on the road and rode until the sun began to set.
Tonight we are staying at YMCA Camp Marston! It's a gorgeous facility and we are so appreciative of them allowing us to park in their lot and use their indoor showers tonight!! CJ has showered, is feeling very good after his first day! He is ready for some food and good rest for tomorrow!