Trip Log – Day 185 – Santa Ana, CA to Mission Viejo, CA

to Mission ViejoNovember 6, 2015 – Sun, 75 degrees

Miles Today: 22

Miles to Date: 9,458

States to Date: 25

Today I am six months on the road. In a sort of reverse celebration I took a very easy riding day through the most banal landscape of my trip. Orange County California is a vast sea of low-rise development, wide streets, manicured landscaping, and few humans. The only folks about are city workers sweating in the afternoon sun while stringing Christmas lights on deciduous trees.

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The cycling is easy, but uninteresting. The people, however, are generous. A series of welcoming hosts offered me hospitality without my asking. Since I have plenty of time to get to Phoenix before my Boston hiatus, I accepted them all and am filling out my short riding days with extra library time. The library in Mission Viejo is one of the loveliest in our country.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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