Today I'm in Lompoc. It is only thirty five miles from the beautiful and amazing Refugio Park where I stayed last night, but it was a grueling thirty five. Refugio State Park (a beautiful and amazing place) is zero feet above sea level. Lompoc is 1000 feet above sea level. Needless to say that there was a hill or two... Actually there was a three mile hill and an amazingly scary tunnel. I mean I wasn't scared. It wasn't like I was walking my bike like a terrified little ninny or anything. After that I had a tube pop which is a bummer because I have to take everything off my bike to change it. It's a time consuming ordeal. So after I took everything off changed the tube, put everything back on again and started riding it took me about fifteen minutes only for my new tube to pop also. AHHH! I did this three times. Fortunately I was able to walk my bike to a bike shop in Lompoc. The employee then proceeded to remove the piece of glass that was causing all my misfortune. Next time I'll be more observant when changing my tubes.
So I'm staying tonight in the yard of a cool dude named Joffery. We met at the bike shop and I asked him if he would let me crash on his lawn tonight and he agreed. I'm stoked because this means that I won't have to throw down the ten dollars for a camp site. Thanks Mr. Joffery.
Hopefully I get a good nights sleep because I plan on putting a good eighty miles in tomorrow. This is proving to be more exhausting than I thought. It's only three and I'm ready for bed.