Exploring some of California’s most remote and undeveloped areas aboard Ducati Multistrada V4 S adventure bikes
WORDS: DAVEY COOMBS
PHOTOS: SIMON CUDBY
The blacktop road led all the way down from the mountains to the seashore. Both the road and the beach were completely empty, with the exception of a herd of cattle that grazed in the grassy dunes between the two, and the endless rolling hills onto the beach. The wind picked up and the temperature dropped as we barreled down this western side of the King Range Mountains to the vast oceanside, where the only features were the jagged cliffs and rocky outcrops. It was like we were riding motorcycles in the Hebrides of Scotland, not the Golden State of California, and we had the whole place all to ourselves. It was strange to even think we were still in the same state as what’s down south, because this was like an entirely different world.
Welcome to the Lost Coast of California, easily the most remote, laid-back, and undeveloped part of this massive state of some 40 million people.
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