Leaving Oceano early this morning, we headed out under cloudy skies. What’s new, right?
Within a few miles we took an alternate route, and due to the fog, did not see the steep hill we needed to climb until we right upon it. After that hill, we rolled through the countryside, miles and miles of fields filled with strawberries, and salad fixins (similar to our ride north of Monterey).
Leaving the fields behind near Orcutt, we traveled into town to find breakfast at Kay’s Country Cafe, scrumptious breakfast and lovely decor. We cycled on back roads until we reached Route 1 again then traveled a few miles on Route 135 to reach Harris Grade Road.
The word grade should let us know that it will be a climb. It was long and steady but not steep
The 1000 ft. climb to the summit gave us a grand view over the town of Lompoc. (Photo at top of blog) A steady, quick descent brought us into Lompoc by 1:00 PM.
Since we couldn’t check into the hotel until 2:00, we cycled around town to find a barbershop for Bill. He now does not look like a grizzly polar bear.
Tomorrow our destination is Goleta on the outskirts of Santa Barbara.