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A short section of Pleasant Hill Rd between Castle Rock and Longview, WA, is temporarily and indefinitely closed to traffic due to a sink hole. Vehicular traffic is prevented from entering the section between Huntington and Headquarters Roads, but bicycles can make it through. There are barricades, one of which necessitates taking off one or all panniers and prevents trikes from getting through, but this route is preferable to the detour, unless you like a good climb. I am currently asking the county to move the barricade so that there is a 36" opening to allow loaded bikes and trikes to easily pass. I'll update if there are any changes. Feel free to message me with questions.

Routes / North Sea Cycle Route suggestions
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:12:08 am »
My husband and I will be cycling some of the North Sea Cycle Route in July and August. We will begin in Edinburgh, UK, and head south to the ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland, then continuing north on the route into Denmark, ending in Copenhagen. Has anyone ridden this route lately, especially the UK section? Any advice on the route, its markings, places to camp, etc?  Appreciate suggestions and advice, thanks!

Classifieds / Sold.For Sale: ACA Atlantic Coast 4-7
« on: April 01, 2013, 12:30:01 pm »
I have sections 4-7 of the Atlantic Coast maps to sell.  Section 4 is old and marked up, but 5, 6 and 7 are 2011 editions which I used last year. They do have a few notes written on them but are in good condition.  All of them for $15 including shipping to 48 states.

Classifieds / SOLD: Baja maps and camping book
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:03:44 pm »
I just returned from cycling the Baja and no longer need two of the resources that I found very useful on the trip.  First is the Baja California map pack bundle by National Geographic. These two waterproof and tearproof eco-travel maps are large scale for more detail, with shaded relief, city insets, distances, and more.  2008 edition. Retail is $20, they are yours for $12 including shipping.  Second is the book Traveler's Guide to Camping Mexico's Baja: Explore Baja and Puerto Penasco with Your RV or Tent, by Mike & Terri Church, 2008.  Also yours for $12 including shipping.  (Shipping for both included only within 48 states)  If you want both items it will be $20 including shipping.

International / Biking Baja in Feb
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:33:42 am »
My husband and I will cycle from LA through the Baja peninsula, arriving in Cabo about the first of March.  First I am wondering if anyone else will be on that route about the same time.  Second and more importantly, I am looking for transportation back to Tijuana or San Diego from Cabo sometime during the first week of March.  We would love to find private transportation for us and our bikes (2 single touring) for which we would pay.  But I am also interested in information about the bus-has anyone taken a bus through the Baja with their bikes?  Does it have to be boxed? Does it cost extra?  Thanks for any advice/information on cycling and/or the bus. 

Classifieds / WTB ACA Pacific Coast 5 map
« on: October 11, 2012, 11:22:24 am »
I would like to buy the map of section 5 of the ACA Pacific Coast route, Santa Barbara to Imperial Beach.  Only 2009 or later version.

On panel #86, and the Dania Beach A & B detail sections of Section 7 of the Atlantic Coast route, the Perimeter Rd at the Ft Lauderdale airport is CLOSED. Possibly permanently.  The easiest detour is:
NB: continue on US1 until you reach SE 17th Street, using first the wide shoulders, and then the sidewalk.  On 17th St use the sidewalk until you rejoin the route at SE 3rd Ave where the bike lane begins.
SB: continue on A1A (17th St) past the 3rd Ave turn until you reach US1, turn south (left) until Dania Beach.

This is not very far and is safely done.  We attempted the couple of detours given us by law enforcement and construction workers, only managing to lose an hour and several miles.

General Discussion / Key West bike shops for receiving shipped bikes
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:16:45 am »
We are shipping our 2 bikes to Key West in a couple of weeks to begin a tour.  It's too expensive to carry them with us on our flight.  There are 2 bike shops in Key West who have said they will accept our bikes; one charges so much for receiving and storing them that it would be cheaper to have them build them.  Does anyone have experience with a shop there?  We'd rather build the bikes ourselves, but if they do a decent job it would make sense to have them do it.  Better yet, if anyone out there lives in Key West, I'd love to chat with you.  Thanks!

Classifieds / FS: ShowersPass hyrbrid zip-off pants, men's XL
« on: June 04, 2011, 05:19:44 pm »
Almost new, worn twice for less than 8 hours.
Selling because lost weight & they no longer fit. My fortunate weight loss could be your gain.
See pant description and sizing at .
No returns, shipping to continental US included.  $60
Contact for more info or to make an offer.

Routes / Direction and departure month on Southern Tier in winter
« on: February 27, 2010, 05:18:12 pm »
Please advise with your experience on using the ST in winter.  I am trying to decide which direction to go and what month is best to begin.  We can leave as early as Dec and plan to take about 3 months, but want to be finished by end of April. I don't mind some days of head wind, but don't want to fight it every day.  Also prefer not to freeze; we plan to camp when we can't find warmshowers or couchsurfing hosts.   Thanks!

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