With a set of brand new tires I went straight to the hill I couldn’t get up last time.
Since the last time we had a big rain storm that cause massive mud slides in Santa Barbara and Ventura California. This has been all over the news so you might have heard about this. The ground is dried just enough for perfect traction. I came up to the spot where I couldn’t go any farther because of bad traction. The surface was about 6 inches deep of powder like dirt. As I come up to the spot where I lost traction, I noticed there isn’t any powdery dirt because it washed away in the storm. Now it’s a solid rock face about 20 meters long. No problem getting traction with my new tire. I probably could make it now with the old tires. The picture below is looking down toward the spot I had to stop at last time. It’s down around the corner in this picture.
You can’t see it from here; I am above it now looking down at it.
When I got to the top I followed this road a little ways. There is a single camping spot on top of this mountain. Looks like a nice secluded spot to camp if you can get up here. Here are some pictures from the top of the mountain.
My new tires are awesome. I now have great traction. I rode around for a couple of hours. It was a really good day for a ride.
Below are more pictures from the ride.