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Sep 19: San Simeon State Park to Coasta Dunes RV Park near Pismo Beach (53.3 miles)

The wind stopped sometime last night and the fog moved in and drenched everything in our campsite. I packed up and headed out into the fog to the city of Cambria looking for a warm breakfast.

Today’s ride follows Hwy 1 through Morro Bay and then side streets to Pismo ...

Sep 17: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to Hearst San Simeon State Park (71.3 miles)

Our campsite neighbors are a bunch of people in the California Conservation Corps that I think are restoring hiking trails in the greater Big Sur area. There is evidence of a fire that burned through this area a few years back.

It was a cold night! Some of my riding ...

Sep 17: Monterey to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (47.4 miles)

Today is a ride from Monterey to Carmel along the famous 17 Mile Drive, then on Hwy 1 to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

If you felt cheated by the lack of photos in yesterday’s blog, don’t worry because I went overboard today! The coast views were spectacular!

In Monterey ...

Sep 16: Santa Cruz to Monterey (49.9 miles)

Liz drove me over the hill to Santa Cruzearly in the morning. It was a quiet ride through Santa Cruz, Soquel and Aptos on surface streets following Hwy 1. I think I got every red light along the route.

Noor and I caught up again in Aptos and we cycled ...

Sep 14: Half Moon Bay State Park to Santa Cruz Bus Station (54.1 miles)

The raccoons were very active last night and even came up to my tent looking for food. What little food I had was locked safely away in the cupboard.

I awoke and hit the road: I am meeting a former coworker and good friend Lisa for breakfast! Fresh fruit, yogurt, ...

Sep 13: Samuel P. Taylor State Park to Half Moon Bay State Park (60.1 miles)

Last night we all chipped in and bought firewood for a campfire to toast the marshmallows the previous campers left. We used it as a bit of a goodbye celebration as we are going our separate ways, but may catch up again soon.

It was Mary’s last night on her ...

Sep 12: Bodega Dunes State Park to Samuel P. Taylor State Park (43.0 miles)

Last night us bikers swapped stories and found one common experience: after leaving Leggett on Hwy 1, we were all chased by dogs– the same two dogs! When I passed through, I heard them barking and running after me but I was spared a more personal encounter. Noor, Mary and ...