It seems like just last week when we were boarding the train from Portland to San Luis Obispo, CA to start our escape to some California sunshine! But alas, time flies. We’re on Amtrak again headed north back to Portland. We are working on a few more posts about the places we visited and the people we met, but for now some photo highlights!

We started our trip doing some epicurean wine tasting in the hills of Paso Robles.


Exploring some back roads around San Luis Obispo.


See Canyon road with Morro Bay in the distance. A beautiful ride!


We turned inland and rode through vineyards around Solvang, CA.


We met up with our friends and took on Refugio Road.


The first time we road Refugio we were wrecked, this time victorious.


The payoff (if you’re lucky and get a clear day!) for the big gravel climb are some amazing views of the Channel Islands in the distance.


We were almost the only tent campers at Lake Casitas.


We met Robert Perks from Ocean Air Cycles and road some Ramblers.


Only open a few months and The Mob Shop in Ojai is drawing a lot of attention.


Russ discovers some amazing riding literally in his parent’s backyard in Sunland, CA.


Lunch on top of the Verdugo Mountains overlooking the Tujunga and San Fernando Valley.


Our last riding day in California was a tough one to beat, but we’re looking forward to getting back to Portland.

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