FYI for post-sprint-relay / pre-airport showers:
* UC Santa Cruz OPERS Wellness Center, open Sundays 10am to 8pm, $7 day use fee, 405 East Field Service Road, 831-459-2995. BYO towel. (From campus entrance, continue on Bay Street to east side of campus; take 2nd left at light; east remote lot has free parking.)
* Cabrillo College Wellness Center: closed on Sundays, only open to students.
* All San Jose-area city rec centers seem to be closed on Sundays...
(Do BAOC locals have other suggestions?)
There are showers in some of the campsites at Big Basin. It's out of the way if you are heading back to San Jose, but it might be an option for some people.
There are showers on some of the beaches. I know there is one at the south end of the Capitola Beach. Set your GPS for Britannia Arms and you'll be close. It's out in the open, so wear your bathing suit. There may be enclosed showers at some of the other beaches.
There are showers at New Brighton State Beach, a 6 minute drive from Cabrillo College. Bring quarters.
I thought part of the fun of traveling to far away O meets was getting on the plane still with dirt under fingernails and twigs in hair. I'm not washing anything until I get home!
Be sure to keep the sweaty, stinky clothes on, too. Your seat-mates will be thrilled! (Or maybe that's the secret to having the whole row to yourself...?)
That or a screaming baby or two
The weather model for San Francisco shows trace amounts of rain Saturday (0.05" or less, zero chance of pop-up showers). Highs 64, lows 58 or so, for all three days.http://wxmaps.org/pix/sfogfs.png
The times in that are GMT, so where it says 8 Sept is actually 4 or 5pm on 7 Sept.
Perhaps some locals can weigh in?
I figured Joe was making a joke about "showers". There were a few places in the Bay Area that got a bit of rain today, but those were in the north. Big Basin is far to the south. Rain this time of year is very unlikely, but fog is a strong possibility. Fog thick enough to drip off the trees is not unusual in the Santa Cruz Mountains.