Monday, May 13, 2013

Central Valley Riding

This last weekend I was lucky enough to ride some of the best roads I've ever ridden. Jamie was in a friends wedding in Pismo Beach, CA, along the coast in the Central Valley of California, just south of San Luis Obisbo so I brought my bike to do some riding while Jamie went with the girls for wedding day fun. 

It turned out to be one of the best rides I've ever been on. I loved every second of it and felt so fortunate to be able to ride in such a lovely place. The roads were smooth with no stops and hardly any traffic. Going north I ended up at a lake called Lopez Lake with many campers and boaters. It was the second road however that was the gem. 

I planned to ride Hausna Road, which was a 10 mile stretch of road that I knew would dead end. What I didn't know was the end of the road was a beautiful valley called Hausna Valley. As I stood here at the end of the road looking into the valley with no cellular singular I thought about how few people have probably stood in this spot. Everyone knows the beauty of Diamond Head in Hawaii but so very few have seen this hidden area, away from the world with no connection to the outside besides one lone road

Panorama view of the valley.
The road to the north is Lopez Lake and the south is Huasna Road.
 I told Jamie that if we hit the lottery I would buy that ranch in the valley. Turns out not even a $250 million powerball could afford it. From a newspaper article I found, "Excelaron claimed the 720-acre field sits atop 208 million barrels of oil, of which 30 percent is recoverable and at $100 a barrel is worth $6.24 billion".

Later at the wedding.

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