It's been a while since I took that trip myself, but I recall taking hwy 1 all the way through Lompoc onto Gaviota state park where I connected onto 101 to Hollister Ave. BUT, I know that since I did that they have built up quite a bit out there were Hollister runs into 101 so I'm not sure if there are new roads before that you will need to get off due to highway restrictions on 101 for bicycles, you'll need to check current maps on that.
Be careful riding through the base though because the law enforcement there is very very strict so obey all street laws, in other words don't run stop signs or lights just because your on a bike. And there's just one turn the 1 makes there which then sets you up for a straight shot to Lompoc.
I had no problems riding the streets of Lompoc or 1 or the 101. Lompoc use to have signs marking the streets that followed the 1, but I don't recall the actual street names, again consulting a map will show route 1 through Lompoc with the names of the streets. But I recall it being real direct through Lompoc, I think there was just one turn in Lompoc then one again on the outskirsts where one highway went East and Hwy 1 went south.
It's a good ride and fun to do. Do take a bright rear tail light because fog sometimes gets thick, and I think you have to go through a tunnel on 101, but can't recall if the tunnel was before or after the 1 because I ridden both parts of the 101.
Just a word of advice, which I'm sure your going to do anyway, but make sure you take two pumps in case one breaks, yes it does happen especially with today's minis! Take a spare tube AND a spare tire, your kind of in a remote area and having a tire blow could be an issue. You can fold a tire up small enough to fit a expandable wedge seat bag along with the tube and tools. Make sure you carry patches, I prefer glueless but that's your choice. I aways attempt to fix a flat first before resorting to the spare tube. I also take a tire boot patch in case a slash on the tire I can reinforce it with a boot.
I've ridden from San Francisco at the Amtrak station and rode back to Santa Barbara where I use to live some years ago. I miss the ocean.
Last edited by rekmeyata; 09-09-11 at 08:28 PM.