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San fran to San Diego! Tips?

Hey guys!
Any thing special I should know about biking the west coast? I started in Portland and I'll be in SF soon.
Routes i should take or not take?
I dont have camping guear so ill be doing hostels and warm showers
I also dont want to take too much time or excessive detours

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Here's our blog about riding

Here's our blog about riding from the Bay Area to SLO over Big Sur. They'll be another post about SLO to LA shortly. Our route can be viewed here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1w3j0vLUJ4Dy92ExS4MhDR0rVAbk There's not much choice, to be honest - just follow Hwy 1 / 101. The bike paths through Santa Barabar where awesome, as was the bike path after Carpinteria.

Also try this blog: http://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2130

Hopefully that helps.

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Here's our blog about riding
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DO NOT miss a turkey sandwich

DO NOT miss a turkey sandwich at Arguello Martet on Arguello Street in San Francisco.

The hostel at Montara is AWESOME! Ragged Point hotel is equally awesome.

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Camping

The campgrounds along the coast are all amazing! Hostels are less frequent. As Warm Showers may be hit or miss (no active hosts in the area, lack of responsiveness, and people just not being available), it's best to be prepared for other options. You may be able to find lodging along the way, but depending on location, it could be pricey. If you have already made it from Portland to SF, then you probably already have a feel for life on the road.

Route CA 1 is your best bet down the coast!