there's also a stretch of open dirt road just north of Big Sur called the Old Coast Road. north end is at the north
end of the famous Bixby Creek Bridge, and the south end is across from Andrew Molera State Park. its all easy
graded hardpack dirt road, although after winter rains it can be impassible with mud.
this is a panorama I shot back in 2001 on a borrowed F650GS, taken near the south end (thats andrew molera in
the foreground, and if you pan to the right, you can see the road)