Gathering at Courtesy Inn parking lot in King City... they actually were courteous there.
Weight Weenie bike of the tour: frame by Ruegamer.
Beginning of the dirt at end of Kau Mine Rd, my day 2 shortcut.
Start of dirt on Cypress Mt. Dr on my day 2 shortcut.
Scenic bridge on early part of Cypress Mt. Drive on my day 2 shortcut.
Fresh, cold water is available at the campground on Cypress Mt. Drive on my day 2 shortcut.
Garmin Edge 500 is indicating 17% for top of Cypress Mt. Dr. main climb... earlier it was showing 20%. All downhill to Santa Rosa Creek Road summit.
Beginning of dirt descent from top of Cypress Mt. Dr. to top of Santa Rosa Creek Road. Dirt is smooth all the way: far smoother than the "paved" Santa Rosa Creek Road.
Beginning of nasty bit on Santa Rosa Creek Rd. descent. I can't imagine racing this.
The "world-famous" Cambria Bike Outfitters. There's bigger stores in SLO and a few other locations.
Very cool Troy Lee Designs helmet and frame art.
Entering San Simeon into a very strong cross-head wind.
Looking back on day 4 at Dave Hover on his P3. I spent far more time staring at the "Bar Bambino" on his shorts as he pulled me along.
Gorgeous weather for MDR2011 day 4 into Santa Barbara.
Memorial Day chalk art at Mission Santa Barbara. The eyes on this work in progress are striking.
Chalk artists at work at Mission Santa Barbara.
Artist working on perspective piece. There's a viewing glass to mark the designated viewing spot.
Another view of Katie McLean's work in progress. I'd love to have seen this one when it was finished.
This photo is close to the designated viewing spot for Tracy Leestrum's "anamorphic" perspective design. Without depth perception to destroy the illusion, the figures seem to rise up from the asphalt.
Some colorful chalk-art parrots.
Information on Tracy Leestrum's anamorphic work. I was surprised how few guidelines she used to fill in her work. She's obviously good at this.