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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: Jemo27 on April 23, 2014, 08:45:03 pm

Title: Sierra cascade route question
Post by: Jemo27 on April 23, 2014, 08:45:03 pm
Hello, I'm looking at making my way north from Lancaster CA to Seattle I thought I could use some of the ACA Sierra Cascade route. I'm just wondering is this route about crossings as many pass as you go or about taking smaller roads?

Is there much of an issue about cycling north on this route?

Thanks Joel from Australia
Title: Re: Sierra cascade route question
Post by: staehpj1 on April 24, 2014, 06:27:44 am
It has a ton of climbing.  Almost certainly more than any other AC route.  It is on small remote roads a lot but not all of the way.  You will have to deal with traffic at times.  The scenery is spectacular.
Title: Re: Sierra cascade route question near Tehachapi
Post by: nobachi2000 on June 27, 2014, 11:43:36 pm
I took a alternate route from Lancanster Metrolink to Tehachapi which was a slight diversion to the Sierra Cascade Route 5.  I ran out of water near 60th St and Rosamond.  When I reached Rosamond and 90th St., there were no stores at the corner.  There was a closed wine store and a dog kennel.  I didn't ask for water at the kennel.  The map said there was a grocery store nearby, but there was none.  I made a an attempt (first time) to head north on Tehachapi Willow Springs road towards Tehachapi.  I finally gave up because I became weak and my mouth was dry, so I ended up calling paramedics to take me to Tehachapi.  There is no cell phone service in the area.  Thank goodness for the emergency call box near Backus Road.  Neither the highway patrol or paramedics carry bottled water.  The paramedics were able to get my bicycle into the vehicle.  I thanked the hospital and paramedics for their assistance.  My daughter told me to bring extra bottles of water, but I didn't listen to her.  I'm not going to be happy when I see the bill the paramedics and the hospital will be sending me, but it will be a lesson to a stubborn old fart.  Incidentally I did ride back to Lancaster from Tehachapi the next day with no problems.
Title: Re: Sierra cascade route question
Post by: Lori Crum on July 22, 2014, 07:23:10 am
Anybody planning on passing through Siskiyou County (McCloud, Mt Shasta, Gazelle, Grenada, Montague) California who would like to spend some more time in this beautiful area and enjoy any if the many outstanding climbs with screaming fast descents that surround our valley, I can send routes and GPS points.