My buddy Ron and I headed west/north up the coast, from Santa Monica to the Rock at Point Magu. This is a pretty common ride (I think I've even posted it before).
It was a pretty good day. 82 miles in 4:35.
To compensate for lack of pictures, I've added meaningless ride data. Enjoy!
THE MAP--The wind is always pretty brutal on the way up, as most the time you're heading
THE OBLIGATORY SATELLITE SHOT--The view is much better from the ground.
THE PROFILE--It's pretty much never flat. Only 2,600ft of overall climbing, but it definitely wears on ya.
THE MASHER--He leaves his small ring for no one!
THE COAST--For some reason I always capture PCH as this desolate, car-less, cycling oasis. That, it is not. But once
you get out into Ventura County, where we are at this shot, it's pretty damn quiet.
THE ROCK--See? Cars! (This picture brought to you by Volvo.)
THE SPLIT--Here's where they split the edge of the mountain to make room for the highway. The mountain's on the
left, the remaining, orphaned rock is on the right.
THE EDGE--Looking north/northwest from the Rock.
THE DUNE--I managed to completely NOT capture the sheer size of this wall of sand. Take my word for it: it's big.
People hike up then sled down. Looks like fun! Especially the part about landing in the middle of PCH.