Posted by: nativeiowan | July 26, 2014

HWY 1 CA: Monterey to San Luis Obispo

Had a dynamite ride down the southern end of HWY 1.

Pulled in to the parking area at Pasadena at 340pm. took off from Monterey shortly after 9am. I rode steady noting that the first couple hours were very challenging; both the roads, which are as demanding as the northern HWY 1 stretches, but add a decent fog/ mist on the coast which makes the roads unpredictable, make vision through the visor difficult, meaning you need to wipe the visor every so often. A distraction on a road you don’t want distractions whilst riding…

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It is spectacular.

I left Monterey about 9am. Had a fun, fun eve with Andy n Angie n Ava n Alec. Great fun. Plenty of laughs. Great good fun.

Ava n Alec have no hope… gonna be “biker” bitten for life:



The coast was foggy n damp and challenging. The roads were OK in that I could normally get around traffic and travel at my speed. I was passed by a bike and a V8 Black street-wagon. My average speed for the morning was less than 50mph…

mry slo copyIt is a spectacular ride. A worthy ride. A ride shall do again very soon and very often. I am though quite tired. We stayed up late, drank a tad bit too much wine and laughed and wrestled and carried on until too late. I was not 1000% this morn but the ride revived and invigorated me. I welcome the first 100 miles in the morn. I refueled first with my helmet on and second took a break n had a drink n a cookie. Third I bought a juice n took a break. Total distance of about 330 miles. Half of it slow coastal and the other half its super-highway stuff. I had more close calls on the highway than on the byway.

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Left noon Tuesday and back by 4pm Friday. Bad part of this is the time it takes to get into and out of the city. That needs more work. 3 hours of “traffic” is way to stressful.

Where to ride next????


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