Mid-Week Rides: Big Sur for Lunch

WWWobble had the idea of lunch in Big Sur at the deli by the shell station. With that destination in mind we met at Bobbie’s in Cupertino for breakfast at 9:17. Why 9:17? Ask WWWobble, it’s his ride.

After breakfast we rode south on 85 to 101. In southern San Jose we got off the freeway and meandered over to Hecker Pass and the road to Watsonville. In Watsonville we took a left at main, riding around Elkhorn Slough where we stopped for the required group photo.

The next stop was in Seaside where WWWobble gave us an impromptu tour of down town Seaside on the way to re-fuel. Thanks WWWobble. Once fueled we saw some more of Seaside getting back to the coast and heading south to our destination.

The deli by the shell station in Big Sur is not motorcycle friendly. Well, the deli might be, but its gravel parking lot with nary a level spot to park a bike isn’t. We decided to continue south for another mile or two to Napenthe. Done. Had a great lunch. Of course what we paid would buy dinner for a family of 8 at McDonald’s. Didn’t care.

The route home for WWWobble and me was up the coast to Half Moon Bay then over the hill to home. Dick’s route was to peal off onto 17 at Santa Cruz. We stopped for a final break and a chance to say good-bye just before Santa Cruz.

On our way home I found that the Captain is incorrect… WWWobble does know how to use his turn signals. He used them for about 8 miles going into Santa Cruz. I also discovered two other interesting facts: 1) the FJR does not have self canceling turn indicators; and 2) WWWobble doesn’t know the standard signal for “your blinkers are blinking”.

Images from Marc, Bob, and Dick

Waiting

Waiting

Waiting
Bob, Dick, Marc

Bob, Dick, Marc

Bob, Dick, Marc
Marc's better side

Marc’s better side

Marc’s better side
Which way next?

Which way next?

Which way next?
Dick gets ready for the group shot

Dick gets ready for the group shot

Dick gets ready for the group shot
Putting stuff away

Putting stuff away

Putting stuff away
Rest stop at Elkhorn Slough

Rest stop at Elkhorn Slough

Rest stop at Elkhorn Slough
The slough

The slough

The slough
Elkhorn Slough

Elkhorn Slough

Elkhorn Slough
Amtrak, Moss landing towers in background

Amtrak, Moss landing towers in background

Amtrak, Moss landing towers in background
Marc and Bob

Marc and Bob

Marc and Bob
Final rest stop of the day

Final rest stop of the day

Final rest stop of the day