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Routes / Re: Oregon in late May vs Western Express
« on: April 25, 2018, 04:03:18 pm »
Thanks.  I generally do not post much when I am touring.  I'll post some pics on this thread when I return.  I will enjoy your home grounds.

Routes / Re: Oregon in late May vs Western Express
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:34:00 pm »
Thanks.  Plan, as of today, ACA Oregon Coast South to Ft. Bragg and turn left.  Hwy 20 more or less to Hwy 89 into Lake Tahoe. Looks like only a few miles on Hwy 80 to get over the pass. Meet the Western Express in Carson City and head East.  Starting in Astoria May 15 so Nevada and Utah should not be too hot yet.  Thanks for the input and route suggestions, especially Nyimbo. Too early in the season for the TA and I like the big hills.  I think my legs are stupid because they do what I tell them to do. 

Routes / Re: Oregon in late May vs Western Express
« on: April 08, 2018, 01:36:52 pm »
Thanks again Nyimbo.  One more question, have you ridden the roads north of 20 east of Yuba City?  Roads like 49 north to 89 and then south to Tahoe?  Can avoid Hwy 89 that way?  Or the tiny roads north of 20 that wind through the Tahoe National Forrest or by Scots Flat Reservoir?  Also, if needed can I contact you for info on the mountain bike trail you mentioned that follows 20 for a while?  I am good with off road riding.

Gear Talk / Re: Marathon Supremes... Width?
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:35:00 am »
What tire width are people touring with.  Planning for almost all paved with a bit of gravel.  total bike and gear = 45lbs.  also, are the Marathon Supreme tubeless compatible?

Routes / Re: Oregon in late May vs Western Express
« on: April 04, 2018, 02:27:40 pm »
Thanks much or the information.   From Nevada city to Willits, on Hwy 20, is that a quiet country road or is it fairly busy?  Same question for East of Nevada city,  are those fairly busy roads with a shoulder or is it pretty deserted much of the time?   I understand that some sections will be busy like the Hwy 101 parts of the pacific coast route, however I am looking more for Hwy 1 style roads like far north California. 

Routes / Oregon in late May vs Western Express
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:13:36 pm »
I assume the answer to this lies somewhere in earlier forums, but I can't find it.  I am trying to decide between starting in Astoria in late May and turning left in California to head east to Colorado vs just starting in Sacramento on the Western Express.  A couple of questions.  Is late May a good time to ride the Oregon coast?  Any suggested routes from Mendocino/ Ft Bragg area to head east and meet the Western Express route?  I want to avoid the more crowded parts of northern CA approaching San Fransisco.  Anyone with experience riding Nevada and Utah in June?  Wicked hot?  Thanks in advance for your advice.

Gear Talk / Re: Cassette 11x32,34,36? With 50x34 crankset
« on: May 12, 2014, 09:42:44 pm »
I rode the Pacific Coast route with a cyclocross bike and a 12x30 cassette.  Front and rear paniers. - 50 lbs total weight packed.  Gearing was fine with a need to rest on a few hills.  Have fun...

Planning to ride the Pacific Trail from Vancouver to San Francisco.  Would a cyclocross bike make sense because it is lighter and higher performance than a touring bike?  I do a lot of road biking so position is comfortable.  Second Question: Is early October a good time for this ride? 3rd Q: Any good links for a packing list?  We are planning to camp along the way.  Final Q?: What types of locks do touring riders use?

Thanks for your help.

General Discussion / Road bike for touring??
« on: July 31, 2013, 02:23:41 pm »
Planning a 3 week trip from Seattle to Big Sur in October, camping along the way.  I have a nice road bike.  Can I use this and pull a trailer or do I need a touring bike which would allow panniers?  I assume my road peddles and shoes will be fine for such an adventure. 

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