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Old 03-15-07, 07:17 PM   #1
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Los Angeles area to Santa Barbara.

l've got a few of questions.

First off, I understand that the mileage exceeds 100, correct? Can someone give me a better estimate?

In relation, would it be plausible to make it within a day, or is that far fetched?

If making it in a day's time is unattainable, where can I camp out between the cities?

And PCH all the way would be the way to go, correct? Is it a relatively safe ride in this area?

Any significant climbs/descents along the way?
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distance depends on where you are coming from and the route you are taking obviously. if you look in the socal sections of the boards there is a ride from the sfv to sb in a day and taking the train back.
in the ventura/oxnard area it's a little more difficult than just going up pch.

you can use a site like
to map out a route and see the elevation change

100 miles in a day can be really easy, some folks around here do a century almost every week. if you haven't done one and are carrying a lot of stuff it might be more difficult.
it's relatively safe
are you camping or staying in a hotel?

over 20 years ago when i was 14 or 15 a friend and i rode from malibu to refugio beach about 30 miles north of santa barbara it was about 100 miles and took us about 10 hours with no maps and getting a little lost here and there. if a couple of dumb kids on crappy ten-speeds can do it, you can

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