Cycling The Pacific Coast Daily Travels

Daily Travels: Van Damme State Park, CA to Salt Point State Park, CA

The Ride

Route: Highway 1

Distance: ~110km/68mi

Weather: Mid-Teens & Clouds/Fog, Slight Headwinds

Total Climbing: ~1190m/3900ft [Highway 1 Is Not Flat! See Pictures Below.]

The Rest

Breakfast: Clif Bar & Nectarine

Lunch: Nada [See Snacks]

Dinner: Store-Bought Ramen with Spices

Snacks: Clif Bar, Chips, Chocolate Bar       Beverages: Water

Previous Night’s Sleep: 10:30pm to 6:30am [8 hours]

Previous Night’s Accommodation: Van Damme State Park

The Day In Pictures

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Great resting spot along the highway, dangling my feet over the rocks, Clif Bar in hand, listening to the water reach the shore below.
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A common scene along the coast, all the way from Southern Oregon to the Sonoma Coast. Cliffs and rocks rising out of the water.
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A breathtaking view, looking inland from the coast. I’m standing atop one of the gnarliest climbs on the entire trip. Short, but very steep for a highway. Pictures never quite encapsulate the challenge. Around the S-curve on the right of this picture, the incline becomes truly demanding. Along this section of Highway 1, there are a handful of other, not-quite-as-challenging curving climbs.
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A direct view of the same climb. Love it.

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