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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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T-minus 30 Days

Leaving for annual week-long "Ride Versys Hike" two wheel tour through the northern Sierras and coastal Cali in 30 days and counting. Combination of riding - both the V and mountain biking - and hiking in various parts along the route. Yes.... time for a bit of solitude, rejuvination, and inspiration.


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 12:46 PM
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I'm seriously envious! Lived in Half Moon Bay until early 2015 (relo'd to Kansas City for family reasons) and had the privilege of commuting from HMB over 92 to the Peninsula every day

Looks like your route goes into HMB then south on Highway 1 / Cabrillo (or vice-versa if your traveling clockwise) - that's great, and scenic (OK, so all of that route is scenic), but if you're in the mood for more challenging roads, try this:

Counter-clockwise: At the intersection of 92 and 35/Skyline, take 35 south. Stop for lunch at Alice's (yes, cliched, but why not? :P), then take 84 south/west to the ocean and pick up Highway 1 on your way south to Pescardero, Davenport (Whale City Bakery if you didn't have lunch at Alice's ) and on to Santa Cruz (try the Picnic Basket, though be warned you might have to watch beach volleyball across the street ).

Reverse that if traveling clockwise - North on Highway 1, inland and up the mountain on 84, then north on 35 until you reach 92.

84 is a particularly twisty, challenging road. 35 has faster sweeping bends. Both require full attention. Highway 1 is better for just cruising and sight seeing.

Here's the map:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/37.4...37.2551636!3e0

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Regardles, enjoy and ride safe!
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Rob,
Thank you so much for your great insights and detailing them here for me! I'll definitely take your advice in a couple of locations in particular - 84 sounds like a total blast! Awesome! And thanks again....let me know if you ever making back to the west coast. First round's on me!

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