Survey re: Northern California Coast Riding

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Gary German, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. Gary German

    Gary German Guest

    The Redwood Community Action Agency, in Eureka, California, is conducting a survey of touring,
    commuting, and recreational cyclists' impressions of the riding in their area. Specifically, they
    are interested in rider reactions to their portion of the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, in Del Norte,
    Humboldt, and Mendocino counties.

    If you're interested in this survey, check out http://www.rcaa.org/bikeroute/

    I gave them an earful, having ridden that stretch several years ago. After cycling down the entire
    Oregon coast, crossing the border back into California was a nightmare. The Oregon coast is great,
    with wide shoulders, and lots of "Bicycle Route" signage. But, as soon as you hit the California
    border, the shoulders all but disappear, along with the signs. Climbing through beautiful redwood
    groves on a steep, curvy, shoulderless road while logging trucks barrel by with inches to spare was
    truly scary.
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    Gary German
     
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  2. In such circumstances hog the middle of the road. The f--kers will have to slow down
     
  3. Mark Grady

    Mark Grady Guest

    This is another community that wants us there so we spend our money, but they will do nothing of
    substance to make it inviting. Thinking the natural beauty will make up for their lack of foresight
    and consideration of our safety. "Gary German" <[email protected]_NOSPAM_.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > The Redwood Community Action Agency, in Eureka, California, is conducting
    a
    > survey of touring, commuting, and recreational cyclists' impressions of
    the
    > riding in their area. Specifically, they are interested in rider
    reactions
    > to their portion of the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route, in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino
    > counties.
    >
    > If you're interested in this survey, check out http://www.rcaa.org/bikeroute/
    >
    > I gave them an earful, having ridden that stretch several years ago.
    After
    > cycling down the entire Oregon coast, crossing the border back into California was a nightmare.
    > The Oregon coast is great, with wide
    shoulders,
    > and lots of "Bicycle Route" signage. But, as soon as you hit the
    California
    > border, the shoulders all but disappear, along with the signs. Climbing through beautiful redwood
    > groves on a steep, curvy, shoulderless road
    while
    > logging trucks barrel by with inches to spare was truly scary.
    > --
    > Gary German
     
  4. Mark Grady

    Mark Grady Guest

    The only problem is that some of the curves are blind. They come up on you at a speed that is too
    high for the road. "Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In such circumstances hog the middle of the road. The f--kers will have to slow down
     
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