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Old 09-03-18, 02:03 PM
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Old section of Hwy 1 California coast?

I thought I remembered reading about an fld section of Hwy 1 California coast. A section that is closed to cars but open to bikes. And no I am not referring to the section that was recently closed and reopen because of the recent slides. This was a section of road that paralleled the existing Route 1 then abandoned. Does this section exist? If so, where is it located? It was south of San Francisco somewhere as I recall.
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You are probably thinking of the Devils Slide Trail in San Mateo County, between Pacifica and Montara. Total length is only 1.5 mile or so
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Yes, in fact that is the area I wanted to avoid. I remember being warned of the road in that area. I dismissed the warnings and rode HWY 1 anyway. I did not think it was anyone more dangerous than the other parts of the road. The big danger to me was myself. I fell in the gravel on the side of the road climbing the hill. I came very close to tumbling into the gully.

Is this Devils Slide Trail? Google maps still shows cars on it??
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Found this

https://parks.smcgov.org/devils-slide-trail

How old are those photos on google maps??
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There is also the really old Hwy 1 remnant going over San Pedro Mountain, now called "Planet of the Apes". It used to be paved but is no longer maintained. Many parts are barely wide enough for 1 bicycle, with ruts and potholes; some parts are dirt. The most treacherous part is the one that looks the easiest: it's wide, flat and appears to be a gentle slope, but the surface is covered with tiny loose grains of rock that act like ball bearings. It's rideable on a road bike, even with skinny 23 mm tires: just take it slow and don't hit your brakes suddenly.
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That sounds like the abandoned section of Hwy 1 near San Pedro called Sunken City, that was used in the ending of The Big Lebowski, where Donny's funeral was held. I've been there many years ago.


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Originally Posted by dorkypants View Post
There is also the really old Hwy 1 remnant going over San Pedro Mountain, now called "Planet of the Apes". It used to be paved but is no longer maintained. Many parts are barely wide enough for 1 bicycle, with ruts and potholes; some parts are dirt. The most treacherous part is the one that looks the easiest: it's wide, flat and appears to be a gentle slope, but the surface is covered with tiny loose grains of rock that act like ball bearings. It's rideable on a road bike, even with skinny 23 mm tires: just take it slow and don't hit your brakes suddenly.
This might be what I was really thinking of. From my memory it existed years back when I first did the ride but didn't learn of it till after the ride was completed.
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