The Victour

Cycling around the world, one road at a time


Friday, May 16, 2008 Early start of breakfast at the hotel of fruit and scones. We headed up the coast, past surfers and irresistible strawberry shortcake which offered a “10% bike in discount.” 80 kilometers in, we hit Half Moon Bay for lunch: sandwiches at San Benito. The road got busier up Pacifica, then Skyline, […]

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Days like this should always start with a big breakfast at Deetjen’s. We detoured to a little known and secluded beach enclave around Big Sur and explored a bit. The road out of Big Sur was just as breathtaking as the way in, just less hilly. We road around Pebble Beach […]

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Words can’t describe this stunning coastline. We rode 141km to an awaiting massage, secluded hotel, and proper dinner at the Big Sur Inn, Deetjen’s. 141km

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 So far it’s been long days heading up the coast and of course the headwinds. Weather has been perfect and we’re now in the cute town of Cambria about to hit Big Sur and some of the nicest coastline anywhere. More to come, stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 One of the reasons of going inland away from the coast, instead of hoping to avoid the unrelenting Western headwind along the coast, was to ride the wine valley and Foxen Canyon Road, an unforgettable riding route. It was easy to navigate out of Solvang. It was even easier to see […]

Monday, May 12, 2008 On Monday we are riding up to Solvang, a hamlet in the California plains: at once a seemingly touristy but actually authentic Danish settlement, a hub for the surrounding Santa Ynez wine valley, and a biking mecca. They continually host a stage (recently a time trial) in the Tour of California. […]

Sunday, May 11, 2008 After Jeremiah’s phenomenal wedding over the weekend and some daytime activities with the old college roommates on Sunday, Steph and I hit the road by 3pm, leaving the glitz of West Hollywood for our northbound cycling expedition. We cruised the familar path to the ocean, as Jesse and I had done […]

Coming up: three days riding with Elzinga in LA then up to San Francisco over five or so days with Steph. Stay tuned. Updates will be right here at thevictour.

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