Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kojak and Chip Seal

In my last post from March 10th I stated that I usually avoid riding north of Cambria on Highway 1 because of the chip seal. Well I rode north for the the second time in a row. I wanted to try the ride using the Kojak on the rear at 60psi on the rough road (see Speed, Comfort and Tires 8/3/16). Using the Kojak on the rear smoothed out the chip seal a bit. But chip seal (even though mitigated by CalTrans) is still chip seal. There's no doubt it wears you out faster. But the Central Coast is beautiful and worth an occasional ride North of Cambria.

Kojak 35/622 on the rear while keeping the Durano 28/406s on the front.

Destination ahead, San Simeon Pier.

San Simeon Pier, Time for a snack.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Mark! I haven't checked in for a while. Good to see you're out gettin' after it. I was so heartbroken when I heard about the chip seal BS CalTrans did on that section of highway. During my three tours down the coast, that stretch was always a favorite--smooth, fast, a spanking tailwind! And, of course, the tough climbs of Big Sur are behind you. Heaven.

    Keep on ridin'.