Any time in the morning. It looks like about 5-6 hours down. If you end up going, we could meet somewhere near SF where our paths cross conveniently.
I have to throw down the lockjaw disclaimer: I ride without a lot of detailed planning.
At this point, the only solid plan is for me to see Big Sur on the bike. I would like to stop by a USFS station and see about the dirt road options for next time. There is a road- Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd. that cuts back over to the East. Right now that is the idea for that part unless rangers tell me that there's a better way. I'll try to reserve a campsite- but choices are slim. Have no idea about a route back.