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by Page McCargo on April 28, 2012
What does it mean to ride the coast? If you are riding South on the CA Highway 1 it means pedaling into the fog and emerging to find the only thing between you and the Pacific is a long drop and your bicycle. Skirting the coast between Halfmoon Bay and Cayucos our crew of 60 plus riders made the distance over 250 miles under their own power.
Follow our journey though sleepy surfer towns, fields of strawberries and Artichokes near Watsonville, the electric pink flowers along the Monterey water front, the rolling coastal hills of Big Sur, to the seal laden shores just beyond. The pace, route, and unique experience of pedaling the distance allows for a view not available to the typical traveler.
Leaving the fog behind as we ascended out of Halfmoon Bay for the first major climb of day one.
Final push to lunch.
Tired bikes at lunch day one.
Ready to ride day two!
Exploring the agricultural lands around Watsonville
On the bike path coming into Monterey
Lunch location day two Seventeen Mile Drive.
Rolling through the fog.
Day three chilly morning.
Celebrating the final turn on the way onto Cayucos! We made it :D