The riders were expected to arrive between three and four this afternoon but the weather held them up and the new expected time was about 4:30. I was downtown at about two so I checked out the setup. It was pretty major.
I didn't want to hang around for two or three hours, especially given that I had no good place to sit. So I went back to the car and headed out of town. I saw several packs of people on the sides of the road, and I finally chose a location in Cayucos, near the highway. Eventually the riders showed up, in the rain, and I simply grabbed some shots from the car.
The front of the pack:
and the rest...
Surprisingly close together for a 135-mile trek.