One thing unites these homesteaders, skaters, mechanics, and waterfall-hunters: They all wear Stetson hats.
Mendocino to Timber Cove. Distance: 96.7 miles; elevation: 12,166 feet. The magical Sonoma coastline has the ability to transport you back to a different time completely.
Route: 79 miles + 9,108 ft. On Paper, this day looked like a breeze, but after coming off of one of the hardest rides of my life (both mentally and physically) I struggled the most on this day.
Route: Ferndale, CA, to Garberville, CA. Distance: 97 miles. Elevation: 11,250. Speeding down Lost Coast Road and the Avenue of the Giants.