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Hi Pao,

I have ridden the CA coast the second week of May and Second week of November, both "off season" times were wonderful.  Minimal traffic and people out and about - that's nice! Also, pretty decent weather both times.  The May trip saw only 1 rain day (maybe just good luck) Both trips had either a side or tail wind going North to South.  In May, we were the first tourists that the park rangers had seen, it being a bit early in the warm season. 


Routes / Temecula, CA area tour - April
« on: March 29, 2011, 06:06:17 pm »
Howdy!  Looking for some ideas for a tour around Temecula, CA, including some winery stops and camping.  Two nights?

Just gettin' started, so I figured I would start here, one of my favorite places to start planning! 



Bike Clubs / Long Beach Cyclists
« on: September 01, 2009, 01:00:50 am »
We are Long Beach's only cycling advocacy organization.  Our goal is to promote cycling as a fun, valued and sustainable transportation choice!  Through education, advocacy and community is how we strive to accomplish this goal.  Come check out one of our meetings if you are in Long Beach the first Wed. of each month!  The location changes monthly, so check our website for updated information.

Thank you!


Routes / Re: Prague to...
« on: February 24, 2009, 01:02:17 pm »
Hi All!  Well, I'm glad to have sparked a good Prague conversation to say the least!  I've been in Costa Rica, than Utah and am just now catching up!  I wanted to send some shout outs!  Frank, thanks for the email offer, I might take you up on that!  Westinghouse, I really appreciate our honesty and all the details of your adventure, VERY HELPFUL.(thank you for the offer to let me request journal info!) Russ and Geeg,  Details, details...I love them. Definitely going to check out the Michelin map for camp spots.  Like Robenne, I will definitely be looking for camping opportunities.  Also, thank you for both for detailing the rural area descriptions...Exactly what I was wanting to hear! 

Thank you all!  I really appreciate the info.  Let the search begin!


Hi All,  My boyfriend is very experienced in bicycle sales, management, mechanics, advocacy, and outreach.  In addition Shawn has many years experience in both mountain and road riding and of course, bicycle touring!  He also has experience in other outdoor recreation activities, i.e., camping and hiking.  We would really appreciate it if anyone out there has any information on jobs in California! (Ideally, So Cal.)  Thank You.

Bernadette and Shawn 

Cycling Events / BIKE TO WORK DAY! MAY 15
« on: May 07, 2008, 03:26:10 pm »
Hello Everyone!  For those of you that might be locals here in Long Beach or people from surrounding cities commuting to LB please spread the word! Come on down to the Long Beach Pier for a lovely morning among cyclists commuting to work, passing by or there just to support cycling in Long Beach! Please check out the website for more info. scroll down the front page for the flyer! Please feel free to reply to me for more info.

Thank You!


Classifieds / Fixed Gear For Sale!
« on: April 25, 2007, 09:09:36 pm »
Any commuters out there in LA area looking to buy a spectacularly maintained bike? It is a 53.5 Italian Bareknucle track bike. If you don't know what this bike is all about, boy are you in for a ride of a lifetime! I'm trying to help my boyfriend sell it so he will get real and buy a touring bike!!  Email him for pictures and  a ton more info. His name is Shawn.

Thanks.  Bernadette

Classifieds / Wanted please..
« on: September 26, 2006, 02:54:45 pm »
Whisperlite msr single burner (or something similar)
light weight two man tent with fly
sleeping pad

Any of these used or new.

Ebay is always an option, but finding one this way is a lot more attractive.

Thank You.

Routes / Prague to...
« on: November 28, 2008, 03:08:44 pm »
Beginning planning phase of a trip starting in Prague or ending in Prague.  My boyfriend and I have friends living the Czech Republic so a visit would be in order at the beginning of the trip or the end. Unclear of the distance,but open to just about any length of time! time of year would be late spring early summer of 2009- Self supported and camping nightly would be our preference with a couple days of hotels if we need the R & R!  Does anyone have any cycling experience in this part of the world? Possible tours completed? and just about any information you guys have that would be helpful!! With the research I've done so looks like Vienna to Prague sounds interesting.  But I think a longer trip would be great.  Also, if there are other posts on ACA regarding such a trip please let me know, so you don't have to repeat yourselves.

This message was edited by bern on 11-28-08 @ 12:14 PM

Routes / Big Sur fire effects?
« on: October 09, 2008, 08:50:12 pm »
Just found this...might help if you plan on camping in Pfeiffer or Julia.

Alerts and Important Information
Pfeiffer Big Sur is closed to all camping, hiking and day use effective October 6, 2008. As a result of extensive burn damage from the wildfire, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park will be closed this winter to prepare for potential catastrophic winter flooding and landslides. The campground bridges will be removed in anticipation of mudslides and debris flows. The day use area and trails will be closed due to construction and potential flooding and safety concerns. Depending upon the outcome of the winter events, it is our goal to put the bridges back in and re-open the park for camping and day use in late spring 2009.

Alternate state parks in the area are Limekiln SP and San Simeon SP. Additionally, there may be alternate camping in the Big Sur area at several of the nearby private campgrounds ( Please check the California State Parks web page for updates next spring (

Group Camps A and B have been closed permanently.

Routes / Desert tour-salton sea
« on: July 21, 2007, 10:43:26 pm »
Does anyone know of a good route for a tour around the salton sea? Obviously my departure would not be not any time soon :) Camping, road conditions,ect. Thank you! Bernadette

Routes / Completed! Arcata,ca to Santa Rosa, ca 248 miles.
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:07:31 pm »
Well, actually we started cycling in Ferndale and ended our adventure in Jenning! Awesome trip! Anyway, anyone looking for advise on our route? We followed the ACA map (crescent city to SF) We completed the ride about a week and a half ago. There are a few changes to be made regarding campgrounds, road conditions, alternate routes ect. that I will make known to adventure cycling this week. If anyone is curious sooner, let me know! Bern

This message was edited by bern on 6-5-07 @ 12:11 PM

Routes / Pacific Coast advice!!
« on: November 14, 2007, 09:39:37 pm »
Sorry Freerider... I haven't checked ACA blogs i a while : (  Hope your ride went well...any blogs or web pages with your trip info?

Routes / Pacific Coast advice!!
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:14:49 pm »
Successful Adventure!  Ferndale, CA to Jenning, CA about 250 miles of hard work, scary logging trucks, good people, bad people, and a whole lot of trees! a few items to be corrected on the ACA map, and i will let those be known shortly. Anyone curious sooner, let me know. Bern

Thanks to you guys for all your advice!

This message was edited by bern on 6-5-07 @ 12:15 PM

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