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Jon and Stephanie were destined to be travel companions. He had always been a passionate cycler and she was a passionate backpacker. When they met, Stephanie had been backpacking around the U.S. and Canada, and Jon had been on a cycle tour. He convinced her that traveling by bike was a much better way to see the world. As it turns out, he was totally right.
The two decided to do an epic bike trip along the Pacific Coast Bike Route, all the way from Port Townsend, Washington to San Diego, California. 2,400 miles of cycling. Needless to say they had a few trials and tribulations along the way, but on the bright side they greatly increased their knowledge of bike mechanics and got really good at patching flat tires.
At the end of each day on their trip they had to search for a place to stay the night and set-up camp. Unfortunately, most places they passed had "No Trespassing" or "Private Property" signs everywhere, and barbed wire all around. That's why they were so surprised when they came to a road on the coast of Santa Cruz, California one evening, that had a sign reading "Open to the Public." They rode their bikes down the path and found a couch just sitting on top of a hill overlooking an epic ocean sunset. It was the most perfect scene they had discovered on their journey. The only problem was they had no one to take a photo of them.
That's when another biker appeared out of nowhere and offered to snap the picture. It was almost too good to be true. Everything came together in that moment and the result was an amazing photograph that perfectly captures the essence of their coastal cycling adventure together.
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