Originally Posted by Will
I don't know what to say. SF to Santa Cruz is only an hour without ever exceeding 100. Passengers do need to hold tight on 17.
That's a pretty good clip, Will
. How do you average better than seventy miles per hour? I must drive like a little old lady!
From downtown to Hwy 280 to Hwy 17 into Santa Cruz takes me at least Manton
's 1:15 and sometimes 1:20. It always seems we find a CHP or two and I hit a traffic bottleneck when I merge onto Hwy 17 southbound. Mrs. FC is a great white-knuckle trooper if and when a gap in traffic allows me to drive Hwy 17 like it should be driven.
That is why we frequently take Hwy 1 along the coast and just surrender another half-hour or so to the clock in payment for relative lack of traffic stress.