Riding north from San Francisco
I'd like to make the trek to Santa Rosa from San Francisco, but I'm a bit unsure the best route to take. Looking at my bike map, I'd have to go on the shoulder of 101 from Novato to Petaluma, or cut east to Lakeville Hwy or west to whatever that street is that becomes D street in Petaluma (Pt Reyes?). 101 looks like the quickest way, but since they've been doing some construction on the dump overpass near Petaluma, I'm not sure what the shoulder is like. Has anyone made this trip recently? This would be my first 'long' distance trip, as my riding is usually confined to around town and commuting.