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Routes / Re: Dallas to Black Rock City, NV
« on: June 29, 2015, 05:33:26 pm »
Are you going to Burning Man? Cuz that's the only time "black rock city" exists.

Routes / Re: Route from Sacramento to San Francisco
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:42:11 pm »
Why don't you just follow the ACA Western Express route?

Routes / Washington parks route
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:01:09 pm »
Has anyone ridden the ACA Washington Parks route? Opinions? Trying to decide on a summer bike trip. Thanks.

Routes / Re: Reno to Yosemite
« on: September 13, 2013, 03:19:17 pm »
Leaving south reno 395 is a 4 lane road w/ a 2-3 foot shoulder but traffic is usually very light now that a new freeway between reno and carson city carries the majority of the cars.

Between carson city and minden it's a 4 lane divided highway with an 8 foot shoulder but lots of traffic. An alternate would be to take Jacks valley road to Genoa then east on Genoa lane back to 395 (or continue farther south, jacks valley rd becomes foothill rd south of genoa, to muller lane and east into to Minden.

South of the Minden/Gardnerville area to Lee vining 395 is mostly 2 lane, some 4 lane, with little traffic except maybe on the weekends with tourists traveling to/from southern California.

P.S. I live in the Carson City area so I'm pretty familiar with riding the roads in this area (just in case you were wondering if I knew what the hell I was talking about  ;D ).

The eastern Sierra is a beautiful place to ride. you should have a great time.

Routes / Re: Reno to Yosemite
« on: September 11, 2013, 05:19:09 pm »
Here's a link to a map of bike routes in Reno:
Once you're south of town it's basically hwy395 all the way to Lee Vining, then west on hwy 120 into Yosemite. You'll probably want to use some side streets thru Carson City and Minden tho.
Easy peasy.

Routes / Adirondack park loop
« on: March 04, 2011, 01:37:29 pm »
I would like to ride it this summer. Does anyone have an opinion on the best time of year (weather wise) to go?

General Discussion / Re: Motorbike riders out there?
« on: February 11, 2011, 07:05:39 pm »
got 2 motos (and 3 bicycles). yamaha wr250 and ducati multistrada 1000.
I like bikes. ;D

General Discussion / Re: Do you carry one?
« on: February 04, 2011, 06:27:24 pm »
I always wear my St. Madonna Del Ghisallo medallion when I ride. Hoping for a little Divine intervention on the uphills.  :D

General Discussion / Re: Advice about Unique Bicycle Touring Company
« on: November 08, 2010, 09:06:32 pm »
I think your "close quarters accomodations" rv concept would appeal to a limited group of clients, like college students used to living in dorm rooms and hostals and they probably couldn't afford your fee. At least with a hotel or camping tour group I could distance myself from any obnoxious rider. On your rv tour I'd be stuck living with this person for the lenght of the tour. Any group of friends could get together and rent an rv for a self supported tour. What is the advantage of hiring your company?

Gear Talk / women's shorts
« on: April 20, 2007, 06:07:57 pm »
Although I'm a guy and have never worn womens shorts (honest). I love Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor shorts. Expensive but worth every penny. Don't buy cheap shorts, good shorts make a huge difference in comfort on long rides.

Routes / california route advice wanted
« on: July 02, 2008, 05:09:11 pm »
I'm trying to plan a tour from my home in western Nevada to Monterey Ca. Are there any No. Calif riders that can advise on bike-able roads between Jackson/Ione area south to Modesto and from Modesto to Monterey? Or should I just follow ACA routes to San Fran and then down the coast? Thanks in advance for the help.

Routes / Santa Fe area
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:53:49 am »
Check out the New Mexico Touring Society website ( They have some routes listed.

Routes / West to East or East to West?
« on: November 15, 2007, 11:27:48 pm »
If you plan on starting in April you are probably better off going east to west. I live in western Nevada along the Western Express route. Springtime weather in the intermountain west can be fickle and snow is not uncommon through late May.

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