Stop! Hwy 1 is being repaved, was down there (Monterey to Big Sur village) with my friend and long streches of fresh GRAVEL, they are paving and there is more gravel along side of the road for more stretches. I would hold off riding unless you have a dual sport, not good for road bikes, very slippery and gravel all over your engine crevices.:huh The road is closed for thru traffic anyway. Have a great ride.