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Cycling the West Coast: Highway 1! [Day 24]

Cycling the West Coast: Highway 1! [Day 24]

Enjoying the Fort Bragg coastline. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford Day 24 It was only a couple of miles before we reached the start of Highway…

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Enjoying the Fort Bragg coastline. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford Day 24

It was only a couple of miles before we reached the start of Highway 1. My stoke for finally reaching the legendary highway pushed me up the steep climbs that were awaiting us. The first climb was around 1,200 feet and went for about five miles, and due to the steep grade, it meant a lot of waiting on my father to climb. Related: Cycling the West Coast: Last Day on Highway 101! [Day 23] – SnowBrains

I loved the dense forests and virtually zero traffic as we climbed Highway 1. It was nice not to worry about traffic and immerse myself in the scenery and my thoughts. Two roads diverged. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford To make things better, we had roughly a 12-14 mile downhill section after the climb. The road kept things interesting due to the combination of wear and tear on the road and the construction being done. I think I had to stop three times to tighten a few bolts since my bike was getting shaken to bits.

The downhill stretch seemed like free miles and a nice rest before the second climb. The good thing was the second climb was only 800 feet, but it seemed much steeper. This climb consisted of short pulls and long waits, as my father walked his bike for much of the climb. Someone had a little too much free time. Photo Credit: Luke Guilford Finally, we […]

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