Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Francisco north bay
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I do enjoy riding the roads and usually just do a clockwise loop around the lake when I go visiting. Be sure to take Sulpher Spring Rd into the Mts just north of the town of Clear Lake, and if you want a good climb, go up to Cobb Mtn.
I personally dislike Jago Baty Rd and how it takes you into K'ville. it is very narrow with lots of traffic. I'd prefer to stay on the main road, there is good shoulder most of the way in to K'ville. I enjoy the climb, the scenery, and the descent on Cobb. The last loop of the 100 mile course is interesting in that it takes you into some old areas with lots of junk... think red neck. Only place in the county I've had to deal with a dog.
Do be aware, pavement all around the county is lacking maintenance, the worst area is around the Town of Clear Lake. It would surprise me to find there was only one bike shop in the county, Lakeport, so be prepared for self support, don't count on finding even tires and tubes outside of Lakeport. I've had no problems with cars on any of my trips, anytime of year.
If you PM me, I think I can send you the course info from a GPS log from last years ride