I want to ride 36 come spring/summer and it's gonna have to be a day trip sorta thing. Looking at google maps it's 2 hours, 44 minutes, but acording to tim's write up here http://www.pashnit.com/roads/cal/Highway36.htm he states " It's only 139 miles long but estimated at a 4 hour ride. I suppose that depends on your pace of course. "
What is a real world expectation of time needed to do it? I'd be leaving from Newark, so the trip there or back will be on 5. Might be easy to slab the straight section on the way home, but that would mean riding 36 West to East. Any preferences??