Welcome to Jarvis Gallery Collection, the fine-art website for Lake Tahoe photographer Eric Jarvis.
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How I managed to not post this for months I’m not sure. I guess life got in the way once I got back from this fabulous bike tour in the Monterey-Salinas-Big Sur area. My travel companions were Rick Gunn and Gary Cronk…we went at a leisurely pace and enjoyed every last section of the ride. We were treated to really amazing weather…the sun was in and out of the clouds. There was light rainfall sporadically throughout the day, but only one segment where we really got wet. I strongly recommend riding this in the spring…it will be way too hot during the inland portion much later than early June.
Day 4 was unbelievably gorgeous, but don’t linger like we did! The climb to the top of the coastal range will drain you but you get the reward of a really fun downhill to Highway 1. It was after 3 PM by the time we turned north on the coastal road and the headwinds just killed us all the way up to Pfeiffer State Park. My recommendation if you are riding fully loaded…stretch this out to six days. Too much fun regardless!!
If you’re up in Tahoe, I’ve got a special installation at the Vista Gallery in Tahoe Vista beginning July 27, 2011, with a Wine and Art Reception on July 30, 2011 at 4:00PM.
Hope to see you there!!
For our last night we had a special treat. Vanessa was our Maui hostess–she lives in Kihei and teaches junior high science, god bless her. In celebration of her birthday, we all got to hang out and party at the Tedeschi Winery and camped at the owner’s house up the hill above the winery. In addition to great food, wine, celebration and accommodation, that night was also the super-full moon which lit the sky as if it was daytime.
Everyone knows of the Road to Hana, but doing it on a bike beats the heck out of being in one of those tour buses or a rental car. There are some hills, baby! Kevin gets credit for doing most of the organizing for this trip, including arrangements of camping at the Y camp and outside Hana at Waianapanapa. It’s only 200 miles around Maui, so you could probably do the whole thing in four days, but why would you want to?
I had the good fortune recently to ride around Maui with a great group of friends. Even though we had barely just returned from India, Rick and I joined Kevin, Vanessa, Taylor, Ken, Kathy & Rob for a week-long lap around the island. What a spectacular place!
Biking Maui was pretty much the polar opposite of India; about the only commonalities were that I was on my bike, there were roads, and the weather was nice and warm. That’s about where the similarities end. India is big on culture, but solitude and spectacular scenery are not nearly as common. Maui proved to be the perfect antidote for India’s congestion and pollution.