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Set out on Pugs along the long sandspit which runs north from Montana de Oro State park towards Morro Rock and the mouth of Morro Bay. The rock is 576' tall and sacred to the Chumash tribe, and Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo named it "El Morro" in 1542.

Over four miles in length the sandspit is a natural habitat for Pugsley, with dunes to surf for extra challenge! At its northernmost tip you are not much more than a hundred yards from Morro Rock across the channel. The area is renowned as a birdwatcher's paradise, if you're lucky you may spot a peregrine falcon nesting on that craggy rock.

That tire must've come from an earthmover, the inner rim diameter was fully three feet...Large Marge was impressed!
 

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Sandy Science

Even on well packed sections of beach some variations of rolling resistance can be felt, silty areas are especially difficult to traverse as the bike suddenly sinks in several inches! The backside of the sandspit (i.e. Morro Bay harbor) is notoriously silted so the best option was not to go there. Perhaps a lighter rider would fare better than one weighing 230 pounds? Playing up in the sand dunes was fun and technical, where falls can be sudden but quite soft! Pugsley gives a really good workout at lower speeds, nice on cold days when generating windchill is best minimized.

A bit of Endomorph trivia: 100 strokes of an Avenir Air Max minipump nets...3psi.

1. At the channel- the going will be slow from here!
2. The inevitable gratuitous "buoys and gulls" shot
3. Backside of sandspit, across from Morro Bay Powerplant- impassably silty
4. Rummies ahoy: signs of life, someone else's!
5. With PERV (Pugsley Expeditionary Resource Vehicle), an '89 Landcruiser FJ62
 

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