I am biking from Willow Glen to Salinas in early November, and would like advice about the best way.
I'm leary of 101, and was thinking along the lines of Uvas Road to Hecker Pass, through Watsonville, to CA1 and then 183 to Salinas. I've gone down to the end of Uvas road a number of times, and I'm comfortable going from Willow Glen up 9 to Summit, but I'm unsure if Hecker Pass Road (156) is suitable for my biking. I've also been thinking about going straight down to Soquel (Summit to Soquel-San Jose Road) and then down CA 1 as well.
Any advice/info on these routes would be appreciated. I'll be leaving early AM, aiming to arrive enough before 2 pm to shower on a Friday.