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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 27 Pfeiffer Big Sur SP to San Simeon SP

Here are the miles for today:

This day had two good sized climbs, the first right after Pfeiffer Big Sur and the second was a double peaked challange with Gorda Mountain first and Ragged Point second.  It was also a long day with 69 miles.  I left at 7:30 a.m. with google predicting a 9 hour day.

Here I am leaving.

Here are some photos of the scenery, I enjoyed taking pictures of the wildflowers along the rode.  They have changed sustantially from points further north.

The one smells like licorice.

It turned out the first mountain climb was not to hard but the second double topped on was more "fun" aka steeper.  Here a picture looking back at the descent from the first one.

Here is Ragged point almost completed.

With the mountains behind me you now see the flat strait road to San Simeon, after a screaming descent (sorry no photos, I was to busy watching the road and being safe.

It turns out that the google time estimate was way off, that in combination with my early departure allowed Luetta and I to take one of the last tours of the Hearst Mansion. Here is a photo of Luetta by the Neptune pool after this very interesting tour.

And here I am in front of one of the guest cottages, you should see the main house.

Another treat was seeing the elephant seals that are on this coast.  Here is one photo of the many we took.  They had very interesting behaviors.  Here they are pushing each other as they point their heads up, every once in a while taking a nip at the others neck.

All in all a fun day biking and fun activities afterward as well.


  1. Looks like another fun day. 70 miles with time to see the Hearst castle and elephant seals. Nice day. Keep safe.

  2. Lydia likes to see your blog. Today she liked the elephant seals.


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