Pacific Northwest - Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big Blue
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I live near Eugene, and am looking for someone interested in going to Tahoe next month for this ride.
You're free to ride the entire route if you wish, although I only intend to ride half. Read about it here:
I don't want to drive all that way to just spend one day, so I would prefer someone interested in staying at least three days, preferably more. That provides more time for riding, gambling etc.
Registration fee is $140! :eek: Of course we would split hotel, gas etc. If interested, respond ASAP.
I received an email from someone suggesting I post this in California.
The whole idea was to find someone local to split gas & other expenses with.
Actually, now I don't think I'll go. There is now an additional $25 fee for registering late (total $140), and It's just not worth driving 6 hours or so and paying $140 plus expenses to go ride my bike for a couple hours. Would have done it if someone else was going, but not worth it alone.
I can go there anytime and ride the same route for free. There's a party afterward, but basically I'd be paying $140 for a nice jersey, and I have too many already.
Maybe next year, when I have more notice and can find a partner.
08-30-08, 11:19 AM
It's also more than 6 hours from Eugene; I'd say 8-9 at least. I made it from South Lake Tahoe to Sacramento in about 100 minutes and I was absolutely flying that time. It's mostly windy 2-lane roads on hwy50 (and wider freeway but longer distance to Crystal Bay at the north end if you take I-80). You'd usually be lucky to make it in 2h, and Sacramento-Eugene is 6 hours @75 average (including stops) which can also be tricky to manage given Oregon speed limits and truck traffic on I5.
Take a vacation in Tahoe sometime with family or friends, and bring a bike and ride it yourself some morning. The entry fee seems awfully high given that they don't even close the road, though I guess most of the costs are in the jersey.
Disclaimer: I have never ridden around the lake
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