Traffic is incredibly light. I find a parking spot right behind the store/deli in Yosemite Valley.
Even from the parking lot there are great views.
I order what the girl behind the counter recommends and stroll outside to enjoy it. A guy at one of the picnic tables asks me about the Klim pants I'm wearing (he wondered if they were climbing pants), so I sit down and have a nice visit over lunch. Charlie Davis is an interesting man, and one of his many passions is Japanese clocks. Here's his website:
We probably chatted about journalism, printing and graphic design for an hour..
I'm not sure what I want to see or where I want to go, but my chain and sprockets are wearing abnormally quickly and I figure I need to find new ones. So I snap some shots and keep riding.
Look how low the water is in the park..