After much debate, with myself, I finally got on the bike. It wasn't until about 9:30 by the time I started peddling. It was chilly and raining. The clouds were really cool because they where low and competing for space with the redwoods. As I kept riding the rain stopped and started several times. Lucky for me is it did warm up and made riding in the rain just fine. The afternoon gave way to actually having the sun peak through and create some shadows.
As I progressed and made it to the "Avenue of Giants" I found myself in awe. The more I rode the more in awe I became. These massive trees towered above and disappeared into the clouds. Even though I have seen redwood trees before I have never seen anything so big. I believe I read that these are the biggest trees on the planet and I believe it. It felt kind of like the first time I was in the big city. My neck was sore just from looking up at the buildings. The same thing was happening with the trees. In fact I really had to watch it because it was hard to ride and look high up at the same time.
It is amazing to think that some of these trees were alive when Jesus was born and even before that. For me it is almost incomprehensible that a living organism can be that old as well as large.
I am now putting the "Avenue of Giants" in the top 5 places on this trip. I have to recommend to anyone if you have a chance to make it here you have to take it. Riding through these majestic trees is so awe inspiring. And I mean literally through trees. I am so glad that I made the decision to get out on the bike today. Even with the crappy weather it has become one of the best days of riding.