If I wasn't in Maui that weekend I'd be there for sure ...Mikio said:Where's Painted Cave Rd?
YES, those roads are made for the Sky, I spent many of my college years racing up and down them, very twisty.Mark Evans said:If I wasn't in Maui that weekend I'd be there for sure ...
Painted Cave Road is accessible off of Hwy 154 aka San Marco Pass. I think 154 might be the road Mikio is referring to. You'll find San Marco Pass from HWY 101 at the northern end of Santa Barbara. After some very nice curves just made for a Sky you come to the top of the pass and just past that, look for a little green sign that announces the "Cold Spring Tavern" on Stagecoach Road. ( maybe 2/3 of mi off the road) This would be a very excellent place to stop for a cold one on your way to Solvang which would be another 20 minures or so to the north. Lot's of cool cars, motorcycles and locals wind up there . Sorry I will miss this day. Have fun
I love Solvang and have been wanting to go back there for quiet a while now. Let us know with enough time and the date, we'll be there. Might even decide to spend a night!!jdigiant said:An overnighter would be tough for me. A daytrip might work. If we all headed north in the Morning, some could elect to spend the afternoon and overnight there while others headed home... We might also want to see if some folks from the bay area wanted to head south to meet us there...
Yeah, is that a firm date? I don't think I can make it on that weekend, darn!! :brentil: I really want to go back there. But prior plans on the 4th, and the Holidays are always twice as much as non Holidays. Burns me that they over charge every where for a room on a Holiday weekend. Let me know if this date is set.SunburstSky said:Sounds like a fun trip Sept 4th in concrete yet? confused:
The West Coast Kappa Car Club did this run in Feb. It was great!TOY4TWO said:YES, those roads are made for the Sky, I spent many of my college years racing up and down them, very twisty.
Painted Cave will come up on your right on the 154 just when a passing lane opens up.
The Stagecoach road is further up on the left side of the road and goes more down.
Best backrounds in Santa Barbara. At the top of Painted Cave you get to the peak of the mountains (don't stop when you get to that road sign that says End Road or something, continue up an aditional 1/4 mile to the right) and overlook all of the coastline and Santa Barbara City and UCSB.
Pass this sign at the top:
There is actually an Indian Cave with paintings on the wall and you can walk around the deserted Indian "camp" (no Rangers, just self guided) half way up, great stop. The road itself is only a few miles off the 154:
If you have time the Wineries up there are a great stop!
:willy: Please more info on the Monterey big Kappa event on Sept. 8-10!!!tolaiz said:You guys know we are having a big Kappa event Sept. 8-10 in Monterey don'y you?
I am sorry!Sitting Duck said:Now stagecoach, that is another story. :cheers: Not the one off of the 154, but the 101.
Just on the other side of Buelton, to the west of the 101 is Stagecoach rd. You can see cars coming from the other direction so you are not worried about putting the pedal to the metal. It is miles of long sweeping turns. Taking it west leads you right to Jalama road. This is a 15 mile freshly paved twisty orgasm that ends at the pacific ocean with views up and down the coast for miles.
I have a Solstice. If I am welcomed, I would love to tag along.
There is the Chumash Casino just above Solvang as well.
You guys know we are having a big Kappa event Sept. 8-10 in Monterey don'y you?
Don't let the WCKCC Monterey event deter you from enjoying the Solvang area with other Sky & Solstice owners. I am going to Monterey but can still make it to Solvang on the 4th. There are some great drives there. Let me know. :thumbs:Can't go to Monterey so I'm going to Solvang on Sept. 4 for a overnighter.
Leaving Laguna Beach to Solvang via the scenic 101 route.