Dolly's Bike Blog

Musings about fun between my legs

2017 Pacific Coast

  • October 16, 2017
    Happy 10th birthday today to my wonderful granddaughter Ana Fernanda Craft.  Sorry I couldn’t be with you today to celebrate, but I will be back in Indianapolis soon. Susan R. revised our early route this morning, allowing us to hug the coast past Capitola.  It was a beautiful blue sky day, warming up fast, with gentle ... Continue reading →
  • October 16, 2017
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  • October 16, 2017
    Today’s route was an iconic one:  Monterey to Pebble Beach to Big Sur. We left Monterey on the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail, quickly transitioning to residential streets in Pacific Grove – some beautiful homes.  At mile 5, we entered Pebble Beach on the famous 17-Mile Drive: $10 for cars, free for bikes!  There was very little ... Continue reading →
  • October 17, 2017
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  • October 18, 2017
    As previously noted, today was not a biking day.  Instead, we loaded 27 bikes, 27 riders and guides, and lots of luggage onto the trailer, van, sag wagon, and bus for the 4 hour trip.  The route took us north to Carmel, then inland to Salinas, where we  joined US 101, past Paso Robles, then ... Continue reading →
  • October 19, 2017
    It was a beautiful Central Coast day – until 3:30 pm today. We left Cambria around 8:30 am and traveled 12 miles on Route 1.  Our first “detour” was in Cayucos, where we discovered the Brown Butter Cookie Company:  “Life’s Short, Eat Cookies”. Back on Route 1, we continued into Morro Bay, a beautiful seaside town, except ... Continue reading →
  • October 20, 2017
    Quick post tonight as we have an early morning and long day tomorrow – our last!! We wandered out of Pismo Beach into Arroyo Grande this morning, before riding onto SR 1 at mile 8.  There was sufficient shoulder and generally reasonable traffic into Guadalupe, where we enjoyed our first sag stop.  Along the way, we ... Continue reading →
  • October 21, 2017
    So. yes, it is 10/21/17 and I didn’t write last night:  86 miles, reunion with Don, farewell to biking friends, I was tired. Now, after an hour-long massage, I’m ready. When I awoke yesterday, it was drizzling and I had a sense of dread:  long ride in the rain.  But the “weather gods” smiled down, and by ... Continue reading →
  • October 23, 2017
    Long day, great day, short write-up. Started early this morning as we discovered that the Ventura Marathon/Half Marathon/5K course was going to block streets on my way out of town.  So I got to enjoy sunrise over Oxnard. At mile 20, I joined CA 1, with a plenty wide shoulder and lots of traffic – perfect beach ... Continue reading →
  • October 24, 2017
    After a delightful breakfast with college friend Jack Yellin in Westchester,  Don drove me back to Hermosa Beach to continue my journey. I was immediately in Redondo Beach, along CA 1, before turning east through Torrance and Carson, definitely urban biking.  Even though it was after 9 am, there was plenty of traffic and stop lights ... Continue reading →
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