We finally got our FABULOUS bikes from Bike Friday (they needed a few tweaks and things before we headed to California with 'em) late yesterday afternoon which gave us barely two days to get to Bodega Bay to make our plans (and about 9 hours of driving).
The drive wasn't bad at all, really. I drove the first three hours and Kevin drove the last two. We left Eugene at 5:30pm and made it to a Walmart parking lot just south of Redding by about 11:30pm. We've got 4 hours left to go today, which should be a breeze. We need to stop at a bike shop and procure a couple of good locks for these sweet rides, but that'll probably be our only stop. (Yes, photos of the bikes will be forthcoming.)
Here's us, waiting patiently for our bikes. Yes, we're camped out in the parking lot, but we weren't really Camped Out in the parking lot: