Jason Barnhart
Pacific Coast
  • Overview
  • Segment 1 185 mi Vancouver, BC
  • Segment 2 335 mi Bremerton, WA
  • Segment 3 522 mi Astoria, OR
  • Segment 4 710 mi Florence, OR
  • Segment 5 867 mi Crescent City, CA
  • Segment 6 1046 mi Garberville, CA
  • Segment 7 1105 mi Tomales, CA
  • Segment 8 1223 mi San Francisco, CA
  • Segment 9 1379 mi Monterey, CA
  • Segment 10 1490 mi San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Segment 11 1610 mi Santa Barbara, CA
  • Segment 12 1743 mi Long Beach, CA
  • Pre-Ride Prep 0 mi Home
  • Vancouver, Canada 387 mi Tillamook, OR
  • Portland, OR 328 mi Crescent City, CA
  • Crescent City, CA 276 mi Gualala, CA
  • Gualala, CA 190 mi Santa Cruz, CA
  • Monterey, CA 322 mi Venice, CA
  • Venice, CA 147 mi Mexico/US Border
  • Port Angeles, 148 mi Bellingham, WA
  • Forks, WA 175 mi Bellingham, WA
  • Olympic 150 mi Penninsula
  • Aberdeem, WA 207 mi Newport, OR
  • Newport, WA 122 mi Bandon, OR
  • Bandon, OR 178 mi McKinleyville, CA
  • McKinleyville, CA 152 mi Westport, CA
  • Westport, CA 261 mi Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA 164 mi Morro Bay, CA
  • Morro Bay, CA 300 mi Encinitas, CA
Ocean Beach Cycling and Climbing An ideal Friday morning after a Thursday evening of wrenching on the bikes. I’m still figuring out the new GoPro and couldn’t think of a better mini-adventure than pedaling out to Ocean Beach to go climbing. It’s one of my favorite San Francisco climbing spots. Just remember to check the tides and go when the tide is out. I’m still working on issues with the Bianchi from when I put new wheels on it. It needs a bottom bracket for sure but it gets a little more dialed in with every ride, making ideal for the easy ten-mile round trip today. Just enough climbing to crank in the freewheel a little more and not so far out or far away that I couldn’t catch a bus if need be.

I was surprised at how much I managed to get into my trunk bag and happily didn’t need the panniers for this trip. With food, water, jacket, hat, cameras, extra cell phone battery, climbing shoes and chalk bag, I somehow still had room for Skittles and an iPod. So, even if only minimally, I was prepared for at least a day trip and could stay out overnight with the addition of a book of matches. This wasn’t my goal but I’m learning that increasingly often I get the urge to go further than planned or simply stay out longer, much longer, and with a small amount of preparation and planning, I can give myself that option depending on the balance of how well prepared and how much roughing it I want to do.

This trip remained short but the bike/climb/bike triathlon presented enough of a challenge to engage muscles and abuse my climbing gym softened hands. Now if I can just talk someone into meeting me over there with a couple surfboards and a grill...


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  • Jason is one of the Blackburn Segment Rangers. What does that mean? The Segment Rangers may not tour an established route from end-to-end, but rather live their life mile-by-mile, embodying the sort of everyday adventure that Blackburn is proud to support.
  • WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR THE ROUTE? WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GET OUT OF THIS JOURNEY? I'm riding "local" routes. There are a million and one places I have seen in SoCal and NorCal both as I sped by on Amtrak and road trips by car or motorcycle, just wanting to be out there pedaling. I'm looking forward to getting to see more of these places by bike and exploring everything.
  • WHAT WAS THE GENESIS MOMENT OR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR UPCOMING ADVENTURE? HAVE YOU TRAVELED BY BIKE IN THE PAST? I'm always up for adventure and find inspiration in the smallest things. Sometimes it's just "time" to grab a bike, climbing gear and basic camp stuff and go. I travel by bicycle everywhere I can in most any weather. I'm fond of riding in snow, even commuting through Northern Indiana winters in college and biking year round in Northern Japan in the late 1990's. I've made trips in and around southern Indiana and Kentucky, Illinois, Bay Area California, Flagstaff and Scottsdale Arizona and a lot of Aomori Prefecture in Japan.

  • Canon 20D DSLR. My tried and true workhorse still cam.
  • Opinel No.8 folding pocket knife. Basic, simple, classic, made the same way since 1890.
  • Bandana Scarf Like a bandana but 20 x 60 instead of the usual 20 x 20.
  • iPhone 3G An old iPhone 3G I use as iPod, eReader, Skype phone and web tool.

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