|Highway 101 - Alisos Canyon Rd|
|Alisos Canyon Rd is nice little 6.5 mile
ride that takes you from Hwy 101 to
Foxen Canyon Rd, about 10
miles north of Los Olivos. It offers some nice straightaways and gentle
sweepers, through some scenic California ranchland. Road conditions are fair
and traffic is usually very light. Alisos Canyon can also provide you with some
terrific looping opportunities utilizing Foxen Canyon, Hwy 154 and Hwy 101.
The Alisos Canyon ride was shot heading from Hwy 101 to Foxen Canyon Rd.
|From Hwy 101, Cat Canyon is approx. 2.5 miles south from of
Los Alamos and approx. 6.0 miles north of the Hwy 101/Hwy 154 junction.
3D Contour Map
Alisos Canyon Rd is well marked on Hwy 101 from both directions.
|Heading into Alisos Canyon, turning in from Hwy 101. A nice
straightaway followed by a nice, wide sweeper greet you. As is typical for many
Hwy 101 off-shoots near the Los Alamos area, you travel through some beautiful
vineyards at the beginning of the ride.
|You'll find a lot of straights and gentle sweepers on Alisos
Canyon Rd., through some very nice ranchland. While road conditions are not
perfect, it's very rideable at this point.
|About 1/2 into the ride road conditions deteriorate. While
there are no pot-holes to speak of there is heavy patching in many areas.
|More happy California cows.
|Down through the valley on a nice straightaway and big
|How many patches in the road do you count? Too many. It's a
bit bumpy here towards the end. I certainly hope they get around to repaving
this but from the number of patches here I'd hazard to guess the county is in
no hurry to do so.
|When you hit the double windmills you're at the end of the
line, Foxen Canyon Rd. From here you can head north-west (left) and hit some of
the best sections Foxen Canyon has to offer, or south-east (right) and have
some fun on Foxen Canyon riding to Los Olivos. Additionally, on several
occasion I've been riding Foxen Canyon only to find myself low on gas, and use
Alisos Canyon to make a quick dart over to Los Alamos and fill up. Alisos
Canyon also provides you with some looping opportunities utilizing Foxen
Canyon, Hwy 154 and Hwy 101.
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