For future reference, riding from Santa Barbara back down to San Diego is completely AWESOME! I took my bike on the train up to Santa Barbara on Friday morning, spent the night in Santa Monica, then rode the rest of the way down to San Juan Capistrano, where I warmed up, had dinner, and caught the train and got home. Rode about 90 miles both days as a noodling-along, siteseeing pace, and stopped at least 3 times a day for a beer.
SoCal has recently made colossal leaps & bounds toward becoming more bicycle-friendly and the entire trip (except for Houston [err, I mean San Pedro]) was a complete joyride through one idyllic scene after another...
May 31 - Some place called the Missile Garden in Port Hueneme
Oxnard. (I spy something beginning with a letter "G"...)
The Southbound shoulder was nice & wide. I saw a few riders on the Northbound shoulder, and their shoulder looked less wide and even a little scary in spots.