soon some friends and I are going on a short tour in this area. Our plan is to start at the Oceano campground and ride the pacific coast route south to santa barbara. Then head inland to Ojai. From Ojai we are planning on taking hwy 33 to hwy 166 and back to oceano. I'm not really worried about the pacific coast route because it's well traveled by cyclists. I'm a little worried about the hwy 33/166 sections of the route, I can't seem to find any information about how suitable those roads are for cycling. On the map I see lots of sqwiggles indicative of steep climbs/decents. I can't seem to find info on traffic volumes or shoulder or pavement conditions.
So, all you people from that area...what do you think? What are we in for? Is this a bad choice of route? Is there another way to get back to oceano from santa barbara/ventura area besides retracing our ride south?