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Old 02-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #3076
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Fellow Bay Area ADV Riders,

On March 6 I will begin my first long distance ride from SF to San Diego on Hwy 1. I was wanting to know if my fellow riders out there knew of any great places to eat and photograph along the way.

Thanks for you suggestions,


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Old 02-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #3077
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Good luck. I think finding your own good places is gonna be part of the fun.

And thanks for not mentioning oysters.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:19 PM   #3078
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Fellow Bay Area ADV Riders,

On March 6 I will begin my first long distance ride from SF to San Diego on Hwy 1. I was wanting to know if my fellow riders out there knew of any great places to eat and photograph along the way.

Thanks for you suggestions,


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A nice spot for lunch is in Lucia. There's a small hotel there-can't miss it as it's pretty much the only thing there. The food does not suck. The fish and chips are amazing. Burgers and sammiches are too.

Ragged Point, San Simeon Harbor, Hearst Castle and various pullouts for photography.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #3079
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Go to your employer and tell them it's a religious holiday in Canada

Oh, you mean National Poutine day, eh!


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Old 02-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #3080
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A nice spot for lunch is in Lucia. There's a small hotel there-can't miss it as it's pretty much the only thing there. The food does not suck. The fish and chips are amazing. Burgers and sammiches are too.
If you don't mind spending $20 for fish and chips...

Gas up in Carmel. The gas at Ripoff Point is highway robbery, as is the gas in Gorda. You can refuel in Cambria for reasonable prices.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #3081
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If you don't mind spending $20 for fish and chips...
A dinner sized portion plus beer. Seemed reasonable to me.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #3082
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Gas up in Carmel
THIS. Last time I was there, someone mentioned seeing that station (the one that's about 50 miles past Carmel) on a 60 minutes segment about high gas prices, claiming that it is the highest priced gas station in the USA.

However, it is a ood place to stop for a soda & chips, and use their very nicely decorated restroom.

Are you planning to do any side trips? Naciamento-Fergusson Road to Fort Hunter Liggett and the Mission (San Miguel?) is a nice 2~3-hour detour -- and that's including time to stroll around the mission. You must take vehicle registration & insurance paperwork since you're entering onto a military base. Not that you shouldn't have it anyway.

I still haven't visited San Simeon, high on my list.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #3083
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THIS. Last time I was there, someone mentioned seeing that station (the one that's about 50 miles past Carmel) on a 60 minutes segment about high gas prices, claiming that it is the highest priced gas station in the USA.
Dude, gas is cheaper in Death friggin Valley. No lie.


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Hearst Castle in San Simeon is cool. The night tour is pretty cool. They have actors in period costumes in some of the rooms. You aren't supposed to use a flash, so pics of the night tour are difficult. The day tour is nice, too. Better pictures, but no cool period actors.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:09 PM   #3084
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THIS. Last time I was there, someone mentioned seeing that station (the one that's about 50 miles past Carmel) on a 60 minutes segment about high gas prices, claiming that it is the highest priced gas station in the USA.

However, it is a ood place to stop for a soda & chips, and use their very nicely decorated restroom.

Are you planning to do any side trips? Naciamento-Fergusson Road to Fort Hunter Liggett and the Mission (San Miguel?) is a nice 2~3-hour detour -- and that's including time to stroll around the mission. You must take vehicle registration & insurance paperwork since you're entering onto a military base. Not that you shouldn't have it anyway.

I still haven't visited San Simeon, high on my list.
The gas prices in Gorda are the highest in the continental US.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #3085
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The gas prices in Gorda are the highest in the continental US.
Looks like that's a story from 2008; may still be true, ¿Quién sabe? According to whoever wrote the wikipedia article, part of the cost goes to subsidize the town's diesel generator that provides power for the residents. Seems fair to me.

All I know is that if I'm about to run out of gas on that stretch of Highway 1, I'm not gonna squawk about it; just pay the piper and be happy I can keep truckin'.

How's that for a bunch of mixed metaphors?
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #3086
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Looks like that's a story from 2008; may still be true, ¿Quién sabe? According to whoever wrote the wikipedia article, part of the cost goes to subsidize the town's diesel generator that provides power for the residents. Seems fair to me.

All I know is that if I'm about to run out of gas on that stretch of Highway 1, I'm not gonna squawk about it; just pay the piper and be happy I can keep truckin'.

How's that for a bunch of mixed metaphors?
I filled up in Gorda a couple of times last year. Not only is it expensive (my bike needs premium) but my bike ran like crap
after putting a couple of gallons in the tank. I'm betting that at that price the premium has been gathering cobwebs
underground for many, many years.

Regarding generators, that whole stretch of coast down there including Lucia and Limekiln Creek is still off the grid
even in this day and age. There is a phone line but no power lines.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:06 PM   #3087
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Fellow Bay Area ADV Riders,

On March 6 I will begin my first long distance ride from SF to San Diego on Hwy 1. I was wanting to know if my fellow riders out there knew of any great places to eat and photograph along the way.

Thanks for you suggestions,


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In Big Sur is a place called Nepenthe. Great views, Damned good food and a cool store to wander through.
In Pismo is a place called Alex BBQ that does HUGE portions for a great price. Food quality was excellent and the waitress was smokin too.
The Shell Beach Inn right next door (Half a block away) had nice rooms and the best price in town (Around $70 but it was worth it because I was cold and wet from riding over big sur in a massive downpour) huge beds and the heater in the room was excellent.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #3088
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In Big Sur is a place called Nepenthe. Great views, Damned good food and a cool store to wander through.
In Pismo is a place called Alex BBQ that does HUGE portions for a great price. Food quality was excellent and the waitress was smokin too.
The Shell Beach Inn right next door (Half a block away) had nice rooms and the best price in town (Around $70 but it was worth it because I was cold and wet from riding over big sur in a massive downpour) huge beds and the heater in the room was excellent.
Ragged point Inn has some delicious breakfast/lunch offerings.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ragged-point-inn-ragged-point
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #3089
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Fellow Bay Area ADV Riders,

On March 6 I will begin my first long distance ride from SF to San Diego on Hwy 1. I was wanting to know if my fellow riders out there knew of any great places to eat and photograph along the way.

Thanks for you suggestions,

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You can take some detours (Coast Road - short dirt section, or South Coast Ridge - longer dirt section). I did both of those in this ride:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388951

As far as food, Gorda does have a good burger, but pricey. I also like RG Burgers at the Crossroads shopping center just inland from Carmel (this is also the last affordable place to fuel up before heading down Hwy 1 through Big Sur). You might also want to roll through Carmel (down to the beach and back) or to loop through Point Lobos (if you want some good photo opps.) I also like Nepenthe (good food/views as suggested above) and you can either order from their cafe (if open) or sit at the restaurant - worth stopping to take a look, even if you aren't hungry at that point.

Another recommended detour is Santa Rosa Creek Road from Cambria (you can easily loop back to Hwy 1 on Old Creek Road after crossing Hwy 46).

Have a great ride!
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:45 PM   #3090
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Just a reminder to those interested..........

ADVenture Designs is having their BBQ tomorrow, Saturday March 3rd 10-5.....Free Pulled Pork and some other goodies. Also the store is having a one Day Sale. They ARE the best stocked KLIM dealer in the area now.....could be worth a look.

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30930 Huntwood Ave
Hayward CA 94544

Phone 510-586-8447
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