Day 3

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I’ve only been through this area once, on my way to San Simeon and the Hearst Castle:

Too bad we can’t camp there and use that pool!I’m sure we’ll deserve it after three days of cycling.

I seem to remember the area around Paso Robles as somewhat dry and perhaps dull…and this route keeps us well inland away from the beautiful hillsides which line the coast, and the vast expanse of the Pacific. Perhaps we’ll be able to see the ocean on a portion of the ride? Seems unlikely. The highest elevation is only 1500 feet.

On the other hand, one of the hills is called “quad buster” — but nothing looks even close to as hard as the hills I’ve been training on. We’ll see!

But a satellite map shows a ride through farmland, which, if we’re just lucky, will still be surrounded by green hills — if they’ve not yet turned California gold.

King City to Paso Robles
Quadbuster. Don’t let the name scare you. You are sure to make it to the top with your fellow cyclists (and perhaps a special guest) cheering you on and up! But Quadbuster is only a small part of the route on Day 3. Lunch is at the small town of Bradley, which has embraced the ride with open arms. You will pedal on remote roads passing only a few small quaint stores, mostly later in the day. Rolling hills through beautiful countryside will take you into camp.


San Lorenzo County Park
1160 Broadway, King City, 93930


Mid State Fairgrounds
2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles, 93447

66.7 Miles

 

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