Most of the route is 35 MPH and some parts of 192 are winding mountain road not suitable for a large motorhome or trailer, but for a car it's a beautiful pleasant ride and it only takes 20 minutes longer than the 101 freeway IF there's no traffic on 101. However, if there is a traffic jam on the 101 freeway, which there often is, then this secret Cathedral Oaks/Foothill/192 route is much faster because of a little known law of physics called "moving". It's amazing how fast you can get places at 35 MPH compared to not moving at all in a traffic jam.
It's a very pleasant scenic route. And when you go through Montecito you'll be driving
past the estates of several movie stars without even knowing it. They tend to keep it quiet
about exactly where they live. I'm told John Cleese and Oprah Winfrey both live on
East Valley Road (part of 192). You'll drive right by Oprah's Driveway and John's ranch
and won't even know it.
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