Wife and I are going to celebrate our anniversary by riding from Hollister to Big Sur (California) on Monday weather permitting. We'll stay overnight and wimps that we are one of our sons will pick us up on Tuesday. This will be a good dry run for a 2010 ride from home to Santa Barbara or points south. Total mileage is 85 given we've got to take some backroads to get over to the coast and a bit of bike path to get from Castroville to Monterey. Any observations on Hwy 1 between Carmel and Big Sur would be appreciated. Last time we bicycled overnight was almost a quarter century ago - 400 mile, 4 day ride with our kids. Doing a ride like this is a good excuse to take our time, take some pictures and enjoy the ride.