A friend and I are planning on riding Decker canyon road from PCH as part of a 80 mile ride one of these next few weekends. We'll be starting the climb after about 35 miles on the flat/coast. This would be one of the longer rides we have done so far this season but we regularly ride 60-70 miles when we head out.
Anyone ridden this lately? Doable for std crankset & 11x25 cogs or will we need to change the drivetrain to mtn gears and a compact? I drove the route yesterday and it looks a bit steep(ish).
Also, does the fire station have a hose bib where we can get water if we need it?