Friday’s ride will be relatively short, but technical. We will be heading south of Lake Isabella to Breckenridge Road which heads west via forestry road to Bakersfield. We have 2 return options, depending on how you feel. Scenic Return (132 miles total) and Easy Return (106 miles total). The route you take is your choice. Both are fun options.
Cell phone coverage is poor if any on Breckenridge Road so be prepared.
Breckenridge is a paved (at least last time I was on it), but narrow. The road condition may be degraded so use caution.
This route has significant local traffic. Watch blind corners.
On the first leg, we will stop for gas in Bakersfield (61 miles).
If you take the ‘Easy Return’ route, it will be about 46 miles back to Kernville. Total of 106 miles for the day.
It you take the ‘Scenic Return’ route, the total mileage for the day will be 133 miles, with the last gas opportunity on N Chester Ave (mile 72).
Remember that these routes are twisty with significant climbing. Assume low end mileage per gallon.