I was hiking today and while we were enjoying our lunch I could see the freeway at Gaviota Pass. We were sitting on rocks overlooking the two rest areas right before Gaviota tunnel. I saw a group of cyclists come down the freeway, take a break at the rest stop, then continue on through the tunnel.
It made me wonder, first of all, how they had the courage to do this because there's pretty much no shoulder in the tunnel and motorists are blinded when they get into it. But it also made me wonder how does one ride a bike through the tunnel? It would be nice to do a ride up the coast, but that tunnel and the Arroyo Quemada bridge scare the bejesus out of me.
Anybody done the Gaviota Tunnel or something similar (two lanes, freeway, 65 mph, tunnel is on a curve going up hill, it is dark in the tunnel but there are dim lights inside, the tunnel is only maybe 200 yards long, no shoulder inside, no sidewalk as far as I know, one-way traffic)? How would you do it?