Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Statistically Speaking

I got out for one more ride while we were in Carmel.

On my own this time, I headed west, through wine country, to the coast. Now, I'm relying entirely on anecdotal data, but I feel comfortable in my claim that that there is a direct correlation between an areas suitability for grape cultivation and its suitability for spectacular cycling. Lucky for me.

Eventually, the road took me through 17 mile drive, which wraps around a stunning coastline, some gargantuan estates, and a few notable golf courses (including Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay). Although I'm dealing with a relatively small sample set, I would guess that this safely ranks as a world class coastal bike ride. Just to be sure though, I think I'll make an effort to get out and do some more testing of this hypothesis.

Sorry, no pictures just yet!


Anonymous Henry said...

I have riden the 17 mile drive while down at Monterey for the sea otter classic. There is something magical about riding on a road with the ocean on one side and mountains on the other.

May 29, 2009 at 7:41:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Mical Dyck said...

That's such a beautiful area, hope you enjoyed it.
Have fun at your marathon :)

May 29, 2009 at 8:06:00 PM MDT  

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