Ukiah to San Francisco

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San Francisco
- Distance: 115 miles
- Cycling Time: 7h 27m 21s
- Average Speed: 15.42mph

Expecting more severe heat today I set off as soon as it got light, just before 7am and was making good progress to San Francisco following a small road that ran parallel to 101. By lunch I had had two punctures then a third after lunch. As I was inflating this last one my pump broke although thankfully I had just enough air in the tire to contine. Another puncture would have ended the day though.

I arrived in a foggy San Francisco after crossing a very Golden Gate bridge, from which I could see nothing. The youth hostel I planned to stay in was full so I had to go all the way across town to another one I had (thankfully) marked on my map.
Coit Tower



I ended up staying two days in San Francisco. I did not really want to do this as I was a little worried my legs would protest when I started cycling again - I find it is easier to just keep going rather than stopping too often as your body can't get into a routine. However, the first day I was ill and spent most of the day in bed. I had a Thai curry the night before with prawns and squid so I have a feeling it may have been that.

I felt better the second day so I got more inner tubes, a new pump, took a walk along Fishermans Warf and a tour bus around the Golden Gate bridge area, which was foggy again. I also booked youth hostels for the remainder of the trip (except tomorrow nights) as I felt I wanted a bit more structure for the final week. I also couldn't afford more motels.
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San Francisco
San Francisco
Coit Tower
Coit Tower
Palace of Fine Arts
Palace of Fine Arts
Golden Gate bridge in fog
Golden Gate bridge in fog
War graves
War graves
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