I have followed Karen Cook for years. She always takes interesting tours and has even more interesting journals. When I read on Cycle Blaze that she was heading out on a Coastal tour I connected with her to see if she was coming through Monterey. Yes…..she was. However, the day she was to be here I was Docenting at Pt Lobos.
Darn, so close!!! Well I’m driving down Hwy 1to Pt Lobos and I happen to see a loaded bike just about to get on the bike path over/up Hwy 1 after that horrible 16% hill that I’ve written about before!!
The rider looked like a woman and seemed to be traveling alone. I turned around and went to where I knew I could park and walked to the top of the trail and there she was coming up the trail.
I introduced myself and we decided to meet down the hill at Starbucks at Rio Road. There is huge construction on Hwy 1 & Rio right now and traffic was awful but we both finally made it there (she beat me by several minutes)!
She’s on her was to San Diego. You can follow along here. https://www.cycleblaze.com/journals/adventuresome/