We minimized transit days on this trip to three - the first day from Rohnert Park out to Napa, the middle day to Occidental and the last day back to Rohnert Park. We like to tour this way - a transit day followed by a couple of unencumbered loop rides, then a transit day. We get to thoroughly explore and area, and become regulars at the local coffee shops and pubs!
We found the cave on Cavedale.
Barley and Hops Tavern, where we quickly became regulars.
Krebs Maps to get us to the base of the climb in Cazedero. As usual for touring, we use traditional paper maps for the planning and big picture, but we plan out our routes with RideWithGPS and navigate with our GPS devices.
The toll-taker on King Ridge Road.
This sign was someone's warped sense of humor. The descent started about 2 miles down the road.
Reaching the coast, we were amazed by the views, lack of traffic and tailwind! We stopped in Jenner for coffee and snacks, and then put up the sail as we flew down toward Coleman Valley.
Tomales Bakery. They were out doing a century to celebrate a birthday. They were facing a tough slog home into a headwind, a wind that had amazingly been at our backs for a while. I said I would wish for the wind to change for them, but it just wouldn't be in my own self-interest!
But the bakery in Tomales was so good the day before, that we took the long way home and made another visit, before heading back through Petaluma.