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Old 10-26-10, 08:51 PM
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Rides in Paso Robles area?

I'm going to be in Paso Robles for a couple of days and wanted to do some easy riding with my wife...25 miles or so...with not alot of climbing. Just some cruisin' around the countryside would fit the bill for her.
Any thoughts from you locals or others that have ridden up there?
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i was just up there last month. lots of great roads. if you get a chance, check out peachy canyon road. its super twisty, shaded, with some climbing, but not a lot. lots of wineries and views of rolling vineyards on the route. i believe you can make a loop out of it that would equal about 25 miles.
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Nice...enjoy..I love it up there
Here are some routes I did in the spring....mainly short as I had time issues....

https://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...27118159021504

https://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...27065760653957

This one i had someone meet me since i was pressed for time... the climb back up 46 is pretty tough from Hywy1, I didnt have the time to ride back....
https://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...bles/129045433
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Paso is probably one of my favorite areas to ride. Check out the SLOBC website - they mention the local area rides and provide ride maps. One simple but beautiful ride is to travel out from Paso to Creston and back. I think that's just about 25 miles. Stop in at the Saloon for a drink or lunch... Creston is the start of my favorite century - The Wildflower.

Here is the SLOBC website:

https://www.slobc.org/index.html

Here's information on local rides:

https://www.slobc.org/local-rides/index.html

The San Miguel Sashay (under SLO POkes) would be perfect for you and your wife!! Also check out ROutes 36 and 38. That Bob Jones Trail is beautiful!!! I also like Route 8.

Have fun... I am jealous - love Paso!!!
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+1, but I ache that you're limited to 25 miles & no hills. I'd honestly rather rent a scooter than try to drag a non-cyclist through it.
Adelaide Road is one of my favorites, but it's got lovely little rollers here & there, and a bunch of "share the road" bicycle road signs, as I recall...

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Focused...There is actually alot of lovely cruisey type riding right out of Paso. Sure the hills are fun but sometimes so is just out enjoying the scenery. You might just ride through town (not certain where you guys are staying) going up and down the street looking at all the old houses and maybe cruise over to Templeton for lunch... not the most scenic but flat. And if you don't mind driving out and staging... try to fit in Shell Creek, possibly starting in Shandon and then riding out to Bittercreek and back. Shell Creek is flat, flat, flat but heavenly!!! Another lovely ride is take the road out to Lake Naciemento (sp?). I would really think about the Bob Jones Trail and riding out to Avila Beach for lunch. Very romantic, lovely ride.
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forgot, here is a picture of how peachy canyon looks. smooth roads, not a lot of cars... just perfect. you can loop it with vineyard and adelaida or naciemiento

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also ranchita canyon and hog canyon is a good easy loop less than 1k of climbing. 30miles or so.
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If you don't mind staging, drive over to Cambria and ride up Hwy 1 to the elephant seal rookery and back around 25 miles. Be sure to stop for lunch on the way back at Sebastian's General Store-Cafe, https://www.chow.com/restaurants/5528...ral-store-cafe , you won't be disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Pamestique
Creston is the start of my favorite century - The Wildflower.
Wildflower is great. I think it is still my favorite as well.

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If you don't mind staging, drive over to Cambria and ride up Hwy 1 to the elephant seal rookery and back around 25 miles. Be sure to stop for lunch on the way back at Sebastian's General Store-Cafe, https://www.chow.com/restaurants/5528...ral-store-cafe , you won't be disappointed.
Considering he was asking for easy riding with the wife, I am guessing he would also prefer light traffic. If so, 1 might not be the best choice for cycling in this situation (but is definitely worth at least a drive out), but some of the local roads should be perfect.
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Wildflower is great. I think it is still my favorite as well.



Considering he was asking for easy riding with the wife, I am guessing he would also prefer light traffic. If so, 1 might not be the best choice for cycling in this situation (but is definitely worth at least a drive out), but some of the local roads should be perfect.
But the traffic is a lot lighter this time of the year than during the summer. Also, there are wide shoulders in that area.
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Good to know. I only make it up to that part of the 1 a few times a year as it is ~4 hours from where I live, sadly.
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Originally Posted by DanteB
If you don't mind staging, drive over to Cambria and ride up Hwy 1 to the elephant seal rookery and back around 25 miles. Be sure to stop for lunch on the way back at Sebastian's General Store-Cafe, https://www.chow.com/restaurants/5528...ral-store-cafe , you won't be disappointed.
That's a nice ride. I went further to Ragged Point, the start of Big Sur.
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