I don't know who Kirby James is or what he looks like but he has some great taste in riding! I keep stumbling upon his site when I'm researching some potential bike camping trips to do.
I've happened to ride a lot of the same roads in Ventura and SLO that he has on his site just by happenstance. They are all, for the most part, nice country roads. He has some great descriptions and photographs on his site. The site navigation is a little confusing at first but not too bad.
If you live close to any of the rides he describes, they're worth a spin.
Here is a link to his ride from Cayucos to Cambria via Old Creek and Santa Rosa Creek Road.
This photo below is a shot Laura took of me during a ride (on the route linked above). Behind me is the Whale Rock Reservoir that is described in Kirby's site.