California Motorcycle Camping Adventure | San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles (Day 3)

California Motorcycle Camping Adventure |  San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles (Day 3)


There we go. Day 3 of this adventure, and so far things are going well. Alex, how are you feeling? Great, man. Love it. The best thing about motorcycle and bicycle camping is that each morning you wake up and break camp repack it, and then you’re off. It definitely feels super free. And personally, this is the first time I’ve taken my bike on some serious distance. It has been going really well. Ladies and gentlemen, we are packed up, ready to go. First stop: breakfast. Let’s hit it. So what is the plan? Right now we are in San Luis Obispo. We just ate. We’re going to get back on the bikes, and we’re going to loop down to this place called Montana de Oro. It’s a state park. It’s supposedly super beautiful. We get full views of Morro Bay. From there, we’re going to come back down, rejoin the Highway 1 to Morro Bay. We’re going to check out Morro Rock, which is a giant rock. From there, onto Highway 46 to Paso Robles, where we’re going to ditch the bikes and get into wine tasting mode. You ready, Bro? Let’s do it. All right. Well……… San Luis Obispo, cute little town, dude. Super cool. I very much considered going to college here. I did too. But then when they were like… “You need to know what your major is.” I’m 17. I don’t even know what my middle name is. I’m 31. I’m still figuring out what my major is. Bye -bye San Luis Obispo. Let’s go check out Morro Bay. A quick little pit stop at Montana de Oro. Montana de Oro. State Park. Gorgeous little wild flowers everywhere, and this beach that we haven’t quite got a view of is just over there. We got a glimpse of it when we were riding in, and it looks gorgeous. OMG, you guys. Beautiful, man. Absolutely beautiful. I think that Central California is so cool because it’s just so uncrowded, and that’s dictated by geography. The LA basin was connected to the rest of the country by the train. San Francisco had the Gold Rush. But this part of the coastline is just the right balance of inaccessible, but stunningly gorgeous. But overall, it’s just a little bit too far to get the crowds, and that’s what makes the journey worth the trip. We pulled over at Morro Rock, in Morro Bay. There’re literally 10 little otters just chillin’ right here. And there’re babies….. baby otters. It’s cute-ness overload. I want to eat all my meals like an otter. Actually, we should make an otter restaurant where they give you inner tubes and you sit on your back to eat your meal off your belly. The first European expedition here was the Portola Expedition, the Spanish. The name “Morro” is a Spanish word that means a big rock formation. It’s kind of shaped like Gilbralter. That’s what gives the bay its name. And in more recent times, it’s also the name of a really awesome electro song called Morro Bay. I’ll link it in the description, but seriously go check it out because you’re going to be like…Morro Bay. Summer never ends in California. All right you guys……we’re saying goodbye to Morro Bay. We’re going to be saying goodbye to the PCH for a little bit. We’re heading inland to Paso Robles. We’re going to be taking a cool little detour on a road called Old Creek Road. This road trip is all about back roads. Here we go… Old Creek Road. Wow. An incredible ride up here from Morro Bay, and now we are in Paso Robles. We’re going to unload the bikes, take a quick shower, and then hop in an Uber and go to a vineyard for some wine tasting. We’ve got our stuff all over the hotel room, but we are showered, clean and ready to taste wine. Paso Robles is a super famous wine region. It’s one of the best in the state. It’s probably the country, and it combines the soil of Bordeaux with the climate of Napa. So that makes some great wine. Let’s go check it out. You brothers? Yeah. The Vagabrothers. The Vagabrothers. That’s who you’re riding with. My name is Martin Croad. We are Croad Vineyards and Inn.. the west side of Paso Robles. We’re a winery and a bed and breakfast. What sort of wine do you cultivate here? We do Zinfandel and Rhone blends, Grenache, Montvedre, and Petite Sirah. It’s 100 percent dry farmed. We’ve been dry farming the vineyard for seven years. Even through the California drought, we rely on the winter rains. We don’t irrigate at all. We get very small berries and very concentrated fruit. Our yield is very low. We’re really not concerned about yield that much; it’s all about the quality. The owner, Martin Croad, is a Kiwi, and we’re half Kiwi, so it’s the Kiwi connection. Kiwi is a New Zealander, for all of you who don’t know . There’s a couple of wines we are tasting. They are famous for the zinfandels here. We’re going to work our way up to that, the bolder wines, starting with something on the lighter side. This is the Atua. It’s a bend of cabernet, zinfandel, and petite sirah. It’s really fruity from the zinfandel, but also tart from the cherries. Wine first came to California with the Franciscan Missionaries back in the 1700s during the Colonial Times. It was brought back about 100 years ago by Americans, and after Prohibition, this place really came into its age in the 1970s with the new generation of wine makers. Even compared to a decade or two ago, there’s just been an explosion of wineries. We’re going to finish off this day with an excellent meal at a restaurant in downtown Paso Robles. There’s a wine festival going on there in the main square, and we’re eating right next door. All right ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at the restaurant. It’s called Artisan. It’s in downtown Paso Robles, and we are seated outside right next to the main square. There’s been a wine festival here today, so they’re breaking it all down. We just missed it, but we’re having a beer because it’s hot. And red wine in the heat is not really a great call. Paso Robles was originally a hot spring/ mineral spring since before Europeans came here and then later. It’s been developed a lot as a food destination because with good wine, comes good food. This is one of the better restaurants in town, and we’re going to feast as you know that we do. Here’s to a good meal. Cheers, Brother. We’ve got head of the wood mushrooms with a pouched egg on top, some pecorino cheese cooked in a little sauce with some creme fraiche on a brioche bun. OMG. OMG, Bro. Put the camera down, and try this right now. And now to cap it off, we’ve got the pork ; it’s slowed cooked. They basically buy the whole pig, butcher it in house, cook it slow and low for 6 hours. It’s falling off the fork. Here we go. Well, Bro. We did it again. Epic day. Another beautiful day in Central California Cannot believe it. We went up the coast, up to wine country, and toped it off with a great meal. Can’t complain. This is the type of adventure we want to keep doing. We want to do it in more far- flung places. If you’ve enjoyed this video, you know what to do: give it a thumbs-up. Before you do, remember tomorrow is the big challenge. We’re going to culminate this series at Big Sur, which as of this date of filming is closed off from the south and the north on the PCH.. We’ve got to try to find a middle route that will let us through because if we get into Big Sur, we’re going to be the only people there, have it to ourselves. Awesome If you have enjoyed this video, you know what to do: Thumps- up, share it with your friends, and subscribe and turn on notifications if you have not already. In the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring and we’ll see you guys on the road. The Road to Big Sur. Peace.

90 thoughts on “California Motorcycle Camping Adventure | San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles (Day 3)

  1. What a cool trip you guys are on! I've stopped by a lot of these places but it must be so amazing to travel to them more freely while motorcycle camping!

  2. I am such a travel addict. Your videos give me serious wanderlust. No I can't wait for my trip comming up to visit my frind and roadtrip. Such amazing videos ❤

  3. Two of the guys here started talking about y'all's rides but shut up as soon as you started sipping beer and eating! Men!

  4. Vaga-Inspiring!! I love these guys. The best travel videos and you make me wish Massachusetts was as cool as California.

  5. I would DIE to go on a trip like this !! You guys are such an inspiration.. Keep up the good work.. Love from Tunisia <3 <3

  6. would yall be interested in making a video about your university/college experience? like why you chose to major in what you majored, why that college, any good memories or regrets, any tips etc. lovee this series btw!

  7. Guys come to Brazil and taste the feijoada ( It's a Brazilian Cuisine ), I think that you'll love it !

  8. Some of the shots in this episode were stunning. I especially liked the time-lapse drone-shot that followed you guys over the mountainside by the lake.

  9. I love all of your videos but these are probably one of my favorites because first I just started saving up for a bike and then noticed you guys are doing this and second I absolutely love motorcycles and the concept of traveling on big open roads on bikes and camping. But yeah keep doing what you're doing guys, love the channel

  10. can you advice were to get that music for your videos, I always get issues trying to use music for mine due to copy rights

  11. This is my favorite video of this series so far! For real, Montaña de Oro, Morro Bay, Old Creek Road, San Luis Opispo, and Paso, all my stomping grounds over the years. I'm glad you guys had such a blast 🙂

  12. Dude, how do you guy get those drone shots when you are both on the bikes? I'm impressed. Beautiful as always.

  13. Can't wait for you guys to come and explore India,
    There's something in Alex's voice and looks which is so satisfying.. I'm sure most of the girls would agree to this
    btw awesome content as usual!

  14. the first few seconds of the video gave me such a great feeling. the music/coloring is wonderful and perfect. im due to return back to CA after being abroad for two years in sept. cant wait to see the californian sky again.

  15. Nice! The Cailifornian landscape is so stunning! I don´t know why but the colouring of these California videos is kind of strange in my opinion!

  16. I have been binge watching this channel since 2 weeks and it has been a pleasure!! keep coming with the awesome content guys!!!!

  17. Question, do you fund these trips exclusively through YouTube or do you both have side jobs? Or anyone else in the comments knoe

  18. The Otters are so sweet. The old creek road really looks like you are riding along the creek itself. Must be beautiful to do. Looks it from your awesome drone footage's. How do you drone film and ride the bikes along? & how do you ride side by side around those bends without worrying that a car coming the other way will hit you. Is the road one way traffic only? Great video. Thank you.

  19. …Awesome trip! That's why they call it 'the journey and the destination!' Great editing and crushing sound track! ☕️

  20. 3 weeks ago I biked (and by bike I mean my bicycle) from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo and it was one of the most beautiful trips I ever took. Going through the small back roads and vineyards of Paso Robles was gorgeous. Your road trip is making me want to bike that route again! cheers!

  21. Man that food looked amazing. Visited Paso Robles many years ago and dined al fresco at this Mexican restaurant. Low budget but full of character, and good food. Had the largest burrito ever in my life. They had chickens just roaming around, chilling lol. Early I stopped at this convenience store to pick up some wine. Met a vintner who looked a lot like Martin Croad.

  22. Kia Ora half Kiwi's, awesome series thanks. California is an awesome state, so much to see and do.

  23. Old Creek Road…love it so much I rode it twice while passing through the area yesterday. The continuation of it, crossing over 46, is Santa Rosa Road and drops into Cambria. Rough and narrow, but scenic and best enjoyed uphill. Next time you are in the area, you should check out See Canyon/Prefumo Cyn Road (you went past it on your way to Los Osos) from Avila Beach over the mountain. The views are spectacular when the weather is clear.

  24. Wonderful videos as always. The production value is great. But most importantly, as a fellow motorcycle rider, I truly appreciate seeing you two riding with proper safety gears and road awareness. Well done!

  25. I like your guys' videos and stuff but…for the love of god..pleaseeeee….STOP LOOKING AT YOUR BRO LIKE YOU WANNA MAKE LOVE TO HIM. It's disturbing.

  26. Awesome video of some amazing places on the Central Coast. MdO has amazing trails to run or ride. BTW, morro refers to a turban, the Moorish headwear, which was familiar to the exploring Spaniards.

  27. You guys were in Montana de Oro and did not visit the best areas 🙁 Next time don't forget to hike the Bluff Trail and/or Point Buchon, which are very easy and BEAUTIFUL hikes (40min -1 hr hike). If you have more time you can do Valencia Peak (approx. 2 hrs).

  28. -Приветствую) Очень хорошие видео у вас) Правда язык не понимаю, но картинка хорошая) Приятно глазу)
    -Hello) Very good video you have) True language I do not understand, but the picture is good) Nice to see)

  29. Okay, so i stumbled upon your video series, and check this out.
    When you went to Artisan in Paso Robles, your uber stopped in front of Vine Restaurant. I was Bartending there, that exact day at around that time. Small world. Great videos guys, come up to Paso more often!

  30. absolutely love the cultural information and history/background stories, thank you for beautiful videos – I cant wait to see CALI !

  31. I thought your camera didnt render your left hand at 2:15
    Then realized how stupid that sounds

    I gotta stop playing video games

  32. I swear I heard the accent compared to the other two, well can't call it an accent as im a kiwi, but I knew it

  33. I'm moving to San Diego from Honolulu, HI, in November and your video's are telling me where I MUST go… Maybe we can ride together!

  34. You are living every nature lovers dreams! going places in a motorbike, eating good food, camping and drinking beers! I tried it twice here in the Philippines. Traveled almost 130km to a beach using a 100cc honda motorcycle. One of the best experience ever!

  35. Great video, you guys ready know how to have a great time, How is that truimph bonnevvel handling, in those long trips?

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