Author Topic: riding from san diego east: hwy 94  (Read 1063 times)

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Offline bsweet

riding from san diego east: hwy 94
« on: October 29, 2010, 03:41:53 pm »
Has anyone ridden highway 94 from san diego south east towards campo?  If so: how's the traffic vs. the interstate 8 corridor?
Apparently this used to be the southern tier route.  Being alongside I-8 seems just miserable to me and I was thinking of this as an alternate route.

Thanks for the help
Brian

Offline bikeman

Re: riding from san diego east: hwy 94
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 11:31:33 pm »
I followed hwy 94  southeast out of San Diego (Southern Tier) ten years ago and even then I would have been more comfortable knowing some Spanish. The hwy went through small rural towns and I was warned to avoid some towns closer to the border with Mexico especially at night when illegals come across. You'll know the bad areas since all the windows and doors have security bars across them.
My last Southern Tier was 2006 and I went north out of San Diego up to Alpine then across to Quartzite. I stayed off the Interstates all the way so there are backroads to avoid I8.
I'm amazed the Southern Tier route maps continue going south along hwy 94 with all the problems down there.
I'm planning on doing the Southern Tier again late January or Early February 2011 and I will work out a new northern route out of San Diego.
Clyde   
Regards: Clyde
The journey is my destination.

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: riding from san diego east: hwy 94
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 05:54:19 am »
... I'm amazed the Southern Tier route maps continue going south along hwy 94 with all the problems down there.

Carla writes why they switched ten years ago to the Interstate corridor in bsweet's duplicate thread http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=7865.0.

Fred