21 December, 2009

Montana de Oro SP

We awoke to another promising morning at Montana de Oro State Park. I immediately felt the itch to prep bikes and start our ride.

The Hazard Peak trail is truly magnificent and the riding conditions were optimal. Even the climb is a pleasure on the hand crafted single-track.

The way down was that much better. Swoopy rollers on rocks transitioned into endless sandy berms (Berm – a banked corner: Roller - a repeated rise and fall of the trail).

Hazard Peak, a trail perfect for bikes!

High fives and two thumbs up. We picnicked at Corralina's Cove. While watching seals and a sea otter play in the surf, I threw our frisbee in the ocean. D'OH!

It was raining on and off, we hid under the unstable coastal cliffs to stay dry. When the precipitation persisted we retired to camp. A family of muddy mountain bikers rolled by and waved. I'm glad we got an early start. 

Corralina's Cove

The next morning we downed 2-for-1 breakfast burritos at the Breakfast Buzz. In Paso Robles we visited Franklin's Hotsprings to soak in natural sulphur springs.

Perfect end to vacation!