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Routes / Pacific Coast advice!!
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:49:20 pm »
You pinpointed a lot of my concerns and have helped me greatly.  I've heard so much about Kirkendall's book, and really need to pick it up before I leave. Thank you for the reminder. Oh, and another great reminder was the extra CF card for the camera! Any recommendations for campgrounds that have impressed you?  Thank you again!


Routes / Pacific Coast advice!!
« on: April 25, 2007, 08:33:52 pm »
Hi Russell.  I was a bit nervous about the hwy 101 traffic, but I guess I need to get over that! Thanks for your reply; any input it greatly appreciated!

Routes / Pacific Coast advice!!
« on: April 23, 2007, 08:58:42 pm »
Any advice for two neophyte tourists going from Crescent City, Ca down towards SF CA?? First hand Weather info...What to avoid...what definately to see...ect. May 11 - May 22 is the trip.   Thanks For any info.


This message was edited by bern on 4-25-07 @ 5:11 PM

Routes / Familiar with Anza-Borrego/Cleveland Forest area?
« on: March 22, 2007, 10:05:46 pm »
Hi Wanderingwheel!   I am intrigued by your route descriptions of that part of CA. Ideas on touring maps of those areas? Distances? and anything further in the form of text? Like Tom, I am also interested in biking up there but probably a longer distance!

Thanks a bunch.


Routes / saddles for touring
« on: November 27, 2007, 12:01:54 am »
I second the serfas RX saddle womans specific!!!  

Routes / newbie to ride short pacific route
« on: November 27, 2006, 10:17:23 pm »
Well, with just one rain day the trip was a total success! Great route, great weather, and great company. Used everything we brought, didn't miss anything we didn't bring! I was home just one day and already planning my next adventure. Thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement!  With too much time on his hands (and although he wont admit it) a worried heart, waterguy wrote this:

Saturday afternoon................

I can just imagine the constant tempo of the derailer moving  the chain through the action of your legs. I can here the sounds of the traffic moving
up from behind. A casual glance over the shoulder. The wheels of your bike running smoothly across the pavement, always looking for a smoother section
of road. Clicking whirring, realing, someone yelling out the car window. Horns blow. My ass hurts, the burning of lactic in my legs. Pull over almost falling off. Break time, Wow the Ocean is beautiful, its hard to enjoy, miles to go.

The chain of this road machine, dry and clicking, wearing, gaining speed and changing gears. Always looking for that sweet spot for the heavy load of
equipment. Mad that you brought to much. I could have left that behind, should have brought that or this. The constant thought of how dad said that it would look tough. Weeks later it would be easier to enjoy the trip thats its over.

Cars whiz by with no effort. Continually pushing to find yet another hill. Wait maybe now it will be easy. Some down hill, but you know that then there
will be up hill. Oh just to get too miles of flat highway. That would be

I find myself thinking about you many times during the day. I have not heard from you now for 26 hours. I think of how difficult it is having all this
fun. I cant wait to here all the stories. I find it hard thinking that they are all right and safe. I am sure you are. I wish you had a small ham radio, we could tap out CW on a low power transmitter. I should have made her get

I will work on that when she gets home...................more later.....I
wish my phone would go beep, beep, beep.

love dad

Routes / newbie to ride short pacific route
« on: November 27, 2006, 10:14:07 pm »

This message was edited by bern on 11-30-06 @ 7:24 PM

Routes / newbie to ride short pacific route
« on: September 20, 2006, 09:05:10 pm »
Wow! Thank you for getting me even more excited than I already was.  Great advice. cant wait to check out Pacific coast resource you recommended.  Again, thank you so much i am very grateful.  Bernadette

Routes / newbie to ride short pacific route
« on: September 19, 2006, 02:33:15 pm »
Hello everyone.  I am a recent graduate from CSULB in So. Cal getting gear together for my first, rather short, tour from Monterey down to Morro Bay. Looks like it will happen in oct. I guess Im just looking for general advise from you non-neophytes.  How much rain will I drown myself in? MUST HAVE gear?   great bike camping?  And what's your advise for a young woman who wants to do this trip by herself?  


General Discussion / Commuting with a Weimaraner!!
« on: December 16, 2008, 05:21:11 pm »
Thanks Robert!

General Discussion / Commuting with a Weimaraner!!
« on: December 02, 2008, 07:44:06 pm »
I'm looking at the Burley trailer...Any suggestions above and beyond?? Thank you!  Bernadette

This message was edited by bern on 12-2-08 @ 4:45 PM

General Discussion / Meeting People on Tour
« on: September 02, 2008, 05:00:50 pm »
Hi!  Like everyone else shared, meeting people is very easy. There are a lot of friendly people on that ride.  Sitting around the campfire, or making dinner is pretty common among anyone staying in the hiker/biker sites. As far as riding together, couples will usually not be too inviting (they like to hang together, naturally. myself included) and from personal experience unless you really hit it off with someone the night before, I haven't noticed any single riders adventuring together the next day.  I guess people just like to take full advantage of the solitude .  Hope that helps a little.  take care, Bernadette

General Discussion / BIKE TO WORK DAY! MAY 15
« on: May 07, 2008, 03:27:58 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!


General Discussion / I Need a ride!
« on: April 19, 2007, 03:14:22 pm »
My boyfriend and I want to tour the northern pacific coast in May. Our plan is to leave Long Beach around the 11th of May and somehow get to Arcata or Eureka than jump on our bikes and head south toward SF. Is anyone headed up that way or even a portion of the distance and could take two people and two bikes along with gear??? I know it is pretty far fetched, but what the hell, can't hurt to put the word out there!
Have gas money, will be happy to donate!
Thanks a bunch.

Bernadette and Shawn

This message was edited by bern on 4-19-07 @ 11:19 AM

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