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Old 05-16-17, 10:31 AM
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Tycho Brahe 
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Originally Posted by 3949dxer View Post
I was thinking that he could take the back roads (G7, etc.) to around King City, then out towards Jolon and towards the coast again. It's a lot of hilly roads but not much of it is really close to the 101. There are actually some cool little towns out that way, and Mission San Antonio, which is nice. But it's true that the closure area south of Big Sur includes many of the most spectacular sections.
There are hilly roads like going through Carmel Valley just past Monterey, but I would not attempt them on loaded gravel bikes. There is also very little access to stores along the way. The same could be said about Big Sur->Cambria, but at least it is not hot along the coast.
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