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San Gregorio coast ride via Old la Honda and Tunitas Creek

Filed under: — adrian @ 3:45 pm

Yesterday I did the coast loop ride out to San Gregorio (stopping at the San Gregorio General Store for lunch) via Old la Honda and Tunitas Creek Road. The full map is here. I went with Dostal and a few of his friends, including a couple guys from the Campus Bike Shop. The total ride is about 45 miles and 4200 feet of climbing.

Thoughts on the ride:

  • You shouldn’t rush up the first climb, Old la Honda. Pace yourself, unlike me. I went up 3.5% slower than my best time. Oops
  • W. Old la Honda’s a fun descent
  • 84 has a couple construction zones with severe bumped. I was sure I broke a spoke when I accidentally went over one of them. They are avoidable if you pay attention.
  • Stage Rd. is sort of steep but fairly short
  • The part down the PCH by Tunitas Beach is incredible. You’re going 40mph and it’s a gorgeous view.
  • Tunitas Creek Rd. hurt a lot. It’s about 6.2 miles of climb. Shallow for 1 mile, then pretty steep for 2 (that’s the hurting part; and I didn’t realize I could go that slow on a bicycle without falling off) and then quite shallow for another 3.
  • Having a bunch of professional bike mechanics on a ride with you is great when you get a flat 30-some miles into a ride. Thanks Parker!
  • Then it’s a quick descent down King’s Mt, through Woodside and up Sand Hill. The bit up Sand Hill hurt because I was pretty fatigued.
  • having a happy birthday balloon tied to your bike for 45 miles sort of sucks but people will wish you happy birthday when passing
  • the Dutch Goose is a good of a place as any for post-ride drinks, burgers and chatting in there outside patio area

5 Responses to “San Gregorio coast ride via Old la Honda and Tunitas Creek”

  1. Patrick Says:

    Was it your birthday?

  2. adrian Says:

    It was.

  3. Palo Alto Cyclist Says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. I’m not quite in qood enough shape to attempt this yet, but it is on my list and I’m looking forward to it as I build strength over the next couple of weeks

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  5. Anonymous Says:

    your welcome-Parker

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