bobby_mcfly Hiked the Grand Canyon today. Every time I hike these GC trails I understand why this place is one of natural wonders of the world #grandcanyon 1w

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bobby_mcfly Day 19: Last night I rode over the Golden Gate and into San Francisco, which is my final destination for this trip. The day started off with a monster, authentic Mexican breakfast (see photo), but the previous night I realized that I had popped two spokes on my rear wheel so my amigos were kind enough to give me a lift to the bike shop in Sebastapol (super cool town, but added more miles to my trip) in the morning. After I got it fixed, I hustled for 77 straight on PCH (only stopping for refreshments) to the 415. Overall, my ride was awesome, but I'm just thankful for finishing safely and in good health. I have a lot of thoughts and ideas that I've formulated and refined over the past several weeks about many topics, but I need to save some material for the memoirs, but next time we link and build in real life, I'm glad to share and chop it up. Thanks for following the microblog, keep living it up, adventure on, and stay blessed #bobbybikesback #biketour #206to415 2w

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bobby_mcfly Day 18: Today was a light/recovery day. I covered my distance by noon, so as I was cruising into Bodega Bay I saw a ranch that had horseback riding, so I gave it a try and hopped off one saddle into another. It was pretty fun -- my horse had a little giddy up, so he had me feeling like Sucha Soorma out there haha. Tonight I'm @ Bodega Dunes with my companeros @dylanjha and @lalunayelsol, who were nice enough to mob up from the city to spend the night with me -- seeing familiar faces for the first time in weeks makes me happy. For tunes, I slapped selected cuts from the VERSACE playlist and some jams from Dostan Vol. 1 and 2 (shoutout to @knyoda and @suneg87, respectively). Also, in the spirit of bike rides, I played Abrar Ul-Haq's Cycle (side note, dude's pitch is unique) and Tupac's Ambitionz As A Ridah cuz ya boy is a rider! #bobbybikesback #biketour #AajaNiBehjaCycleTe #YaarTeraGhodaWarga 2w

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bobby_mcfly Day 17: The early starts give me a chance to see a lot during the day and knock out miles before the world gets up. I did 20 by breakfast, which was @ Queenie's in Elk, where I also stopped into the museum to learn about the history of the town. Then mobbed through the rest of Mendocino County, which is breathtaking, but I stopped at least a half dozen times to rest and enjoy the surroundings. This video is from one of my breaks on the side of Highway 1. Refueled in Gualala and started burning rubber in Sonoma County, for a total of 70 today. Since returning to the coast, the terrain has been awfully hilly -- nothing too gnarly but it feels like it's a non-stop roller coaster ride, which is kinda fun. Friday is an extra lightweight day to Bodega Bay, and then I'll crush 75 as I roll into the Sucka Free City on Saturday. Today I bumped Blu & Exile's Below The Heavens at least 4 times -- this tape objectively has no more than one filler track and could arguably be the most slept on project of our generation, but I'll let the internets decide #bobbybikesback #biketour 2w
  •   mansirshah 100% feel u on below the heavens 2w
  •   reddydid Where u biking to bruh? 2w

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bobby_mcfly Day 16: I woke up with the sun to pack up camp and started rolling @ 7am. Spent the first 60 minutes grinding up the infamous Leggett Hill to reach the highest elevation of the journey @ 1800 feet. Then I got to fly back down for 10 miles to sea level. I saw at most 15 cars on this stretch of Highway 1 from 7-10:30... I couldn't have asked for a better ride. Plus seeing the climate change on one side of the mountain where it was hot and smokey to the other side where it was freezing with coastal fog/mist was wild. The rest of the ride was filled with rollers through Fort Bragg and Mendocino. Sadly, I don't have any footage from today b/c my hands were freezing and I found the weather to be overcast, but here's a shot of the pool for cliff jumping @ Standish-Hickey. Music was key today with the big climbs, so I had Nipsey Hussle's The Marathon Continues going and a couple cuts by The California King (if you know, you know!) #bobbybikesback #biketour 2w

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bobby_mcfly Day 15: Overall, yday was not a glamorous riding day. It started out en punto with the remaining portion of Avenue of the Giants before 8am with absolutely no traffic, but then as I rolled into Redway and Garberville, the heat felt like Death Valley, so I could barely go 5 miles without a break. Luckily I was able to huff it to Standish-Hickey by 3pm, where there was this dope, fresh water pool with little fish and surrounded by rocks / cliffs so you could jump into the water. I've never done that before, so I tried from about 20 feet and it was legit. Otherwise, ya boy is currently sitting pretty with crispy tan lines and peppered with mosquito bites @ 1000ft elevation in Leggett. Here's a shot of the 101 as I was cruising along an overpass on Highway 271. For audio enjoyment, I cranked a lot of trap (good looks @m_seals putting me on). I also slapped a bit of Sean Price / Heltah Skeltah (shoutout to @hoodinididit for the news on dude) #bobbybikesback #pnw #biketour #RIPSeanP 2w

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bobby_mcfly Day 14: Dipped out of Arcata by 9, cranked 20, inhaled brunch (stat line: 4-egg omelette, hashbrowns, 2 slices of whole wheat toast, 2 pancakes, and 2 cups of coffee), cranked 20 more, picked up some food in Scotia to make dinner, and then cruised on the Avenue of the Giants for 15. I passed through a number of small towns (population < 150) today and there's always a produce stand, so I got a fresh, organic blueberry popsicle at one and an avocado at the other -- both were tasty. The only downside about today is that the air is still foul with all of theses fires. If somebody wanted to quit smoking, these conditions would be the easiest to do it in because you can smell and feel the smoke in the air. Otherwise, I was back in the redwoods again today and these trees are mind-blowing - here's a shot from a road I had to myself. And for tunes, today was non-stop Cam'ron. Anyone that knows me knows that The Diplomats were huge in shaping my musical taste and artistic style #dipset. Towards the end of the ride, I played Snapback by Mickey Singh (song is a slapper!) #bobbybikesback #pnw #redwoods #biketour 2w
  •   m_seals Listen, I been coppin' them pieces // maybe that's part of the reason // Feel like a boxer, bobbin' and weavin' #DipsetBitch 🏾🏾 2w
  •   mpatel330 @ishcapisce showin some love to the 661 2w
  •   amritpan This is old 101 right? I freakin love this section of California. 2w
  •   bobby_mcfly @ishcapisce currently @ Standish-Hickey, across the street from The Peg House. Tomorrow is back to the coast -- either Van Damme or Russian Gulch. Lemme know if y'all can link! 2w
  •   bobby_mcfly @m_seals @knyoda and y'all know I was slapping that J.R. Writer Grill 'Em too 2w
  •   bobby_mcfly @amritpan Exactly, this road runs parallel to the real 101 2w
  •   ishcapisce @bobby_mcfly just texted you. Not far from there and trying to figure out where to stop tonight. 2w
  •   anthonybui God our lives are so different right now lol 2w

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bobby_mcfly Day 13: I did more than I planned yday, so today was extra light. I cruised into Arcata and got a new rear tire because I tore mine up and was riding bald the past few days. Overall today was very relaxing -- I cruised around town, checked out some cafés, and got some reading done. Here's a shot from this morning while I was dipping out of Patrick's Point. As far as tunes, today was another Tru Skool day, so I knocked Diljit's Back to Basics straight through. Tru Skool's production blows my mind. I really wish I had some more of his slaps out here on the road #bobbybikesback #pnw #biketour 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 12: With 1500 foot and 800 foot mountains through the Redwoods, yesterday was supposed to be the most difficult and dangerous day of the ride. I started with some Turkish coffee (very tasty) and then began the pedaling by 7:30, while the loggers and RV's were still off the road, which was clutch b/c the stretch of road was shoulder-less. Since it was quiet when I started, I didn't play any music, so all I could hear was the chain on the gears, the rubber on the pavement, the hum of RV's a mile down the road, and the birds/animals. The first climb took about 2 hours, but I gotta say that flying down the road @ 40+ mph through the Redwoods is an unreal experience -- these trees are over 2000 years old and bloody enormous. Sadly, both the air quality and visibility were awful because of all of the fires going on. After 11am I started playing a ton of rap, but Nelly's Country Grammar and Clipse's Grindin both stand out as highlights #bobbybikesback #redwoods #pnw #biketour 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 11: Today I crossed the border into California and I must say that the sun just shines better in sunny CA. Today was the first day in a week where I had blue skies and a crystal clear view of the ocean. I was originally planning on putting in 60, but I got a late start and after I saw the beach in Crescent City, I decided to take a book break and eventually stay the night (side note: don't bother visiting CC). Plus tomorrow has the two largest climbs of the journey, which take me into the California Redwoods for a few days, so I think it's wise to be fresh for that. I didn't crank too much music today, but I did run through 50 Cent's classic GRODT twice and I mixed in Ravinder Grewal's Hatt Piche, another classic and personal favorite #bobbybikesback #pnw #biketour 3w
  •   suneg87 We need a pic of you and your biking kit bruh! And bump some abrar al haq - "cycle" tomorrow. 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 10: Started the day with my morning walk and then saw some blueberries so I picked a bunch and ate those with my breakfast. The cranked out some miles and had my daily diner brunch in Gold Beach before weaving up through Cape Sebastian and cruising back down into Brookings, the last city on the Oregon coast. All in, I put in a solid 50 of trabajo today. Here's a shot as I was coming out of the scenic corridor -- I'm in the sand, but you can see the thick fog straight ahead and the 101 on the far right. For slaps, today I paid homage to the dead poets-- I had Tupac and Manak going all day long #bobbybikesback #pnw #biketour 3w
  •   dylanjha Loving these updates. Can't wait to see what's good tomorrow 3w
  •   knyoda "Put in trabajo" - A$AP Fergito 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 9: Another solid day on the saddle. Woke up early for my walk and then cruised into town for my daily diner breakfast + cup of Joe with the locals. Since today was a light, recovery day, I had time to hit the laundromat. I met two old geezers there who were diehard Duck fans so I foolishly debated with them about how Cal football is the future of the Pac-12 and that UO's reign is over, but they didn't buy a word of it #gobears. There was a nice stretch today where the 101 carved up a mountain overlooking the Pacific and Port Orford, so that's where I had my turkey sandwich break. Also, my speakers ran out of battery towards the end, but I had some Diplo going early on and then I had the jam Launian Pehndian on repeat for the back half #bobbybikesback #pnw #biketour 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 8: Today was the biggest day of the trip -- I tore up 70 miles of Oregon DOT's pavement. The views I had weaving through the forest to start were unreal, but the problem with the OR coast is that the fog hangs around most of the day, especially in the AM, so it doesn't make for very scenic photography. I finished the last 20 with the notorious Seven Devils Road, named after the 7 heinous roller coaster climbs on the road, but I think they should rename it Twenty or Thirty Devils Road b/c it really felt like there were much more than 7. And for songs, I had some Biggie throughout the day and in honor of all of the lumberja(ck/tt)s who slow down when they pass me with their logging loads, I slapped Yaara Da Truck (the original + HMD version) #bobbybikesback #pnw #biketour 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 7: Don't ever let anyone tell you that the Oregon Coast is flat because these rollers and baby hills are not nice. At the start of the trip I said that I was climbing these mountains, but the truth is that I'm crawling up and hoping that I don't roll backwards. I started the day off with getting my rear derailer realigned - shoutout to Bike Newport for the help and banter. Then I crossed the Yaquina Bay Bridge and went through a tunnel to get to Heceta Beach. Since I'm out of Beaver country and into Southern Oregon / Duck territory, I took off my orange sweater and put on my green jacket, so I can blend in with the crowd... I think it's a smart play since most little towns advertise their gun and knife shops. For tunes, it was strictly Dr. Dre's 2001, but I threw in a little Jazzy B - Hasna Marh Da whenever I needed a little pick me up #bobbybikesback #pnw 3w

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bobby_mcfly Day 6: After two light days, today was a vicious one -- 3 climbs that were the 3 largest to date, but luckily today also had the most glorious views of the trip. I don't know how I've gone this far into my life without seeing the Oregon coast. Y'all need to stop sleeping on this part of the country b/c it's beautiful (if you can get past the Confederate flags and pigment deficiency). If I had enough time (and space), I would've brought a surfboard and golf clubs to turn this into multi-activity adventure. Other than that, for food, I went obnoxiously big at a diner in Pacific City and then ate a normal sized portion at a burger stand in Lincoln City. Also, the song selection really helped me get into a cadence today -- I played one of my favorites, The Game's The Documentary, 3 times straight separated by a Babbu Maan and KS Makhan megamix #bobbybikesback #pnw 4w

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bobby_mcfly Day 5: Another legit day down with some smooth biking pavement, but I got a little rain towards the end of the day. I hit up the Tillamook Factory for a tour, some cheese tasting, and fresh ice cream. Then I cruised through the Tillamook County Fair to check out the award-winning cows and bet on some horses (my horses won 2 out of 3 races). Here's a picture of my ride today -- literally cruising along the Oregon Coast #bobbybikesback #pnw 4w

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bobby_mcfly Day 4: Every time I say that I'm not climbing another hill, I always end up eating my words after I see the view and fly down on the descent. Today was no exception -- some solid views, but those came at the price of several coastal climbs. Other than that, I caught a glimpse of the largest amateur beach volleyball tournament in Seaside, rode through my first tunnel of the trip in Cape Arch, ate some fresh peaches at the weekly farmers market in Manzanita, and then set up camp at the beach in the picture. For audio, today was purely a JK / Tru Skool type of day #bobbybikesback #pnw 4w

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bobby_mcfly Day 3: Today had potential to be a brilliant day b/c I was passing through two river area preserves, but I must've done something to get on Zeus' bad side b/c he hit me with some evil rain this morning. During the first 20 miles I was soaking wet and could've used Rain-X for my specs. And then everything cleared up and it was blistering hot as I made it to the Columbia River and crossed over into Oregon on the 4-mile long Astoria-Melger truss bridge. I couldn't play music for the first half of the day because it was wet, but for the back half of the day, I had A$AP Ferg's Work Remix on repeat with a sprinkling of Jazzy B's greatest hits (side note: I'd pay good money to see this collab happen) #bobbybikesback #pnw 4w

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bobby_mcfly Day 2: Today was a lighter day, but since I was going west I had some gnarly headwind. Overall, the day was pretty underwhelming and WA hasn't offered too much, but I did pass through a tiny logging village with the mill/smokestacks right on the Willapa River (see picture). My buddy Pete lives in South Bend aka "the oyster capital of the world" so he let me crash @ his place tonight, but tomorrow is Oregon and the start of camping like a gypsy (shoutout to the Shelby's). Also, the wind and cars were too loud today, so I wasn't able to blare my tunes, but I was able to pump a little Action Bronson and a Soni Pabla tribute mix #bobbybikesback 4w

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bobby_mcfly Day 1: I decided that I must finish seeing the coast, but this time I won't have Brooks' guidance. I left my apartment @ 10:45 and took the ferry to Bremerton before cranking out 65 brutal ones to Elma. I probably should've gone lighter on the first day, so it didn't help that the headwind was mean and the hills were big. I noticed that people in rural WA have mean dogs and love to fly their confederate and Seahawks flags next to each other. Otherwise, I didn't see anything too interesting except this abandoned (or off-season?) circus in a small town I passed through. And for music, today I slapped a ton of Snakehips and The Best of Bindrakhia #bobbybikesback 4w

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