Miss the Safety Talk...You will miss the Ride...
..Let’s enjoy a nice summer ride and lunch at the Running Iron.
We will do the ride clockwise to avoid the 101 in the afternoon with heavy Gilroy traffic and headwinds. We will freeway to Soledad then head to the hills through vineyards and farms before entering the majestic Carmel Valley. We will stop in Carmel Valley for lunch at the Running Iron which is modestly priced and has always treated us well.
We will gas up after lunch and take Laureles Grade Road to 68 and loop through North Monterey and Watsonville before taking the backroads by the dams and back to Starbucks on Bernal, the conclusion of the ride.
This will be a spirited ride with legal lane splitting expected...if you can not maintain a tight pack formation, or go the speed limit consistently this may not be the ride for you.
Release of liability.
Outbound Route 121 Miles 2:23
Inbound Route 84.4 miles 1:54