As told in the previous post, we started out from south San Jose at 12 noon, instead of 9am as planned. 3 of the 6 of us had only managed 3-4 hrs of sleep per night for the past week!
So we hopped on Hwy 85 south, to 101 south and then 25 south. This put us in Hollister where we topped off gas. From there it was fun roads! We continued down 25 through Paicines as well as other lil towns, then on Peach Tree Rd. Along here is where, DJ CYCLES
was fighting a rut with his new front tire and was aimed off the road and had to choose unknown tall grass or a dirt driveway to aim for at 50mph! All went well, no laydown or highside!
Peach Tree eventually became Indian Valley Rd and dropped us into the town of San Miguel along side 101. We ran 101S for about 5 miles to Paso Robles and stopped for a late lunch at Good Ol' Burgers!
Then we hopped on 46 East, which is also called Windy Way, and was a nightmare of 50mph, with crosswinds, riding at 45* angles and fighting winds from semis! But we made it to Bakersfield before sundown, where we decided to call it a night, for several reasons. Needing a good night sleep and good meal, not knowing where to find camping east of Bakersfield, and hoping to find a GoPro Helmet mount before traversing Kern Canyon. No luck on the GoPro, seems the CycleGear in Bakersfield is gone!
We got a couple rooms at Motel 6 near Hwys 178 & 99 and found a Marie Callendars in walking distance! Had a great meal and enjoyed the discounted beers in fishbowl glasses!