I was living in Santa Barbara at the time. For spring break in 2006 I threw my bike in the back of Alex's car and caught a ride up to spend a few days with my friends in Santa Cruz. On the way back I did a solo bike ride from Santa Cruz to San Louis Obispo down the California coastal roads of gorgeous Big Sur. Met crazy people, got seriously rained on, and camped for three nights. I had a tent, sleeping bag, pad, a mini gas camping stove, rain gear, food, and extra bike parts. I'll never forget that incredible trip.