Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day 28: Lompoc, CA to Ventura, CA

Rest Day

I rode the van to Santa Barbara. I decided to have my bike shipped from a shop there to avoid the rush at the Ventura shop at the end of today's ride. I took a walking tour of the city's historic landmarks. The Santa Barbara Courthouse was built in 1929. Its Spanish-Moorish architecture is striking and the view of the city and surrounding landscape from the tower was excellent.

Several of us took the train from Santa Barbara to Ventura including cyclists who wanted to shorten the 84 mile day. The modes of transportation I have enjoyed on this trip include bicycle, van, car, boat, bus, plane and train.

Katie (WI) and Kirby (IL)
Tonight is the closing banquet. I'll post an entry and some final photos after my flight home tomorrow.

1 comment:

Jan B said...

Great idea to ship bike early. In addition to seeing a little bit of BEAUTIFUL Santa Barbara, you can have a relaxing evening. Nice way to end the tour. Thanks for letting me come along on your ride. Narative was interesting and photos were, as I've said before, fantastic. Safe Travels home. Tell Tony "Hi" and I'll try to see you in southern Calif. next summer.