San Francisco to Big Sur

Big Sur Tony
Me & cousin Tony at Big Sur
Fog- Big Sur
Early morning fog coming off the water in Big Sur, I’m really happy the camera was able to capture it.
Big Sur
Riding off through Big Sur
Handlebar Big Sur
Handlebar shot of a birds eye view of Big Sur, CA
Santa Cruz Aldo's
Tony and his large Aldo’s breakfast in Santa Cruz
Marina Santa Cruz
Marina at Aldo’s in Santa Cruz
Aldo’s in Santa Cruz
Morning Santa Cruz
Me & Tony heading out early in Santa Cruz
Crestview Inn, Santa Cruz
Our motel in Santa Cruz, Crestview Inn. Across from the beach & next to the pier. Convenient and clean…enough.
Morning Santa Cruz
Early morning in Santa Cruz, CA
"At least I did it!"
Our motto for the weekend “At least I did it!”. One of our favorite parts of the bike ride
Sam's Chowder
Lunch at Sam’s Chowder House on the way to Santa Cruz. An institution & Tony had the famous lobster roll
Bike parking
10 miles before hitting Santa Cruz, found this coffee shop off US1. Bike parking available of course!
No Parking
Think they mean bikes?
Off US1, great coffee- desert shop. Self serve & pay on the honor system. Great stop late in the day as we approached Santa Cruz
Lighthouse & seals
view from the lighthouse
gas station
Day two on way to Carmel, inland & hot but a lot of cool rural sights.
Pezzini Farm
Pezzini Farm roadside store, fresh fruit and caramel. Great stop on a hot day
Menu at Pezzini Farms
Pezzini Farms artichoke food truck
On way to Carmel, beautiful park and bike paths everywhere!
Big Sur in the morning
Bridge Big Sur
Bridge to Big Sur
Me & Tony pre-lunch at Nepenthe
Big Sur
Tony having a moment at the top of a steep climb in Big Sur
Made it to Nepenthe from Carmel. Time for lunch & then head back to Carmel.
Patio at Nepenthe
Patio at Nepenthe, great ambrosia burger for our efforts. The view from the patio is as good as it gets.
Sculpture at Nepenthe
Riding back from Big Sur to Carmel, caught this cow standing on a hill staring at us. Beautiful setting, mountains to the right, ocean to the left.
not something you see every day
Close to Carmel, stopped for a quick hike
Big Sur River Inn
Big Sur River Inn. We should have stayed here last night, we just didn’t have the legs & stopped at Carmel. There could be worse things!
Big Sur River Inn Bus
Big Sur River Inn bus parked out front.


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