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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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PCH is OPEN!

Yesterday, I took a ride down to my old stomping grounds in Salinas. There was light rain, but not enough to need my rain gear. Visited family and gave the grandkids their Easter candy. Then I rode down the PCH toward Big Sur. I expected the road to be closed at Rocky Creek, but it is open for one direction at a time. The road crew told me it will probably remain one lane until the end of the year. They have to drive soil nails in to hold the new retaining wall and that will take a long time.

Rather than complete the run to Big Sur, I turned around and headed for Half Moon Bay. I stopped in Castroville for lunch at the Central Texas Barbeque. That is one of the best places to eat on the Central Coast. A pound of brisket, beans, fried artichokes and salad filled me up with a big doggie bag to take home. And the price is really unbelievable. I've talked to people from all over the world who have mentioned the Central Texas BBQ and Don, the proprietor. If you are in the area, you should give it a try.

Rode on to La Honda, then to Pescadero and made it home just before sunset. The afternoon was breezy, as it almost always is along the PCH, but the weather was beautiful. This was one of the best rides I've had in a long time.

If you plan a ride on the PCH, allow extra time at Rocky Creek. But it is open once again.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 02:32 PM
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Great to hear one of my favorite roads is back in business again

Maybe next spring I will be healthy enough to enjoy it once again.

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Howdy - Great News, thanks for posting it...Best Wishes, Mike Dory
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I knew I wasn't dreaming. I did hear that it was open a few days back.
So? What? No room for home made pie in Watsonville?

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Very good. We will be on that section of road some time between July 6 & 8.

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One of two areas open...



This was from the 15th at Alder Creek...

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[IN THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AREA]
IS CLOSED 3.2 MI SOUTH OF GORDA (MONTEREY CO) - DUE TO A LAND SLIDE
- MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE
Those of us northbound have choices to make, it seems...


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I knew I wasn't dreaming. I did hear that it was open a few days back.
So? What? No room for home made pie in Watsonville?
Gizdich was closed for Easter! i called ahead to check. Ended up with a Marie Callendar's pie to take home. There are those pie shops around Davenport and northwards, but who wants a cooked fresh strawberry pie?
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I've talked to people from all over the world who have mentioned the Central Texas BBQ and Don, the proprietor. If you are in the area, you should give it a try.

We were there is Sept. "09. stayed just outside of Castroville at a condo on the beach. Central Texas BBQ was the first stop we made. Turns out Don is from the same home town as my wife. Bastrop, Texas. They had quite the reunion.

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I would frequent the Central Texas BBQ a lot in the early 90's, but in the last 2-3 yrs my experience hasn't been that good. The food has been overcooked, dry, and tasteless. The last time I was in there the workers (young kids) were playing graba$$ with each other and could have cared less about taking our order.

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