Gnarly grades of gravel road, biking mountain-bike style downhill, having to push my bike up two mountain passes with 38% grades in sections were all worth it for the Lost Coast – absolutely majestic. The road was so shitty that it tore off two panniers and knocked my front tire loose. Even going downhill, I about used up my brakes and had to re-tighten them because the road was a mess of riddled potholes and gravel for most of it.
The Lost Coast was deserted, remote, and pristine. I can only imagine that this is what the coast originally looked like.