a ride through central California In the middle of the summer I wanted to go out for a bike ride. I pointed South and just meandered along without any specific route or destination in mind. From time to time I'd check the map and make decisions on where to go. I ended up heading down to Mission San Juan Bautista. From there I continued South along some of the central California roads. Eventually I turned around and made my way back North, opting to head along Skyline Drive in the Santa Cruz hills - but this turned out to be a bit chilly, especially compared to the rest of the day - man the fog was in!