We were welcomed at 7:45am with a nice tailwind as we headed up up 101 towards our first climb just outside of Carpenteria. We climbed steadily into the Montecito foothills and followed a sweet road along the mountain ridge for miles, reminding us a lot of our Provence trip, before dropping back down into N. Santa Barbara. The lunch stop was out in Goleta near UCSB. A quick buffet sandwich lunch and we were back on the road heading west of the freeway into Hope Ranch and Cabrillo Drive down to the Harbor. This was a gorgeous section of riding. We flew all the way home down 101 dragging almost every able single bike rider that could sustain a 25-30 mph pace. All in all one of our better efforts; 104 miles, 16.7 mph average and 4,300 feet of climbing.
|Lunch stop, sporting the Surf City Cycle jerseys, hellva couple|
|Hope Ranch and a sweet golf course|
|Looking back to the mtns above Santa Barbara|
|Cabrillo Dr. heading to the harbor and looking to Ventura|