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Location: Antelope Valley, SoCal
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Not too close to you, but you might consider highway 126 between Castic Junction just north of Valencia and the first light at Piru. From the light at Commerce Center Drive on 126 to the light at Piru, you have 11.2 uninterrupted miles. Not really flat as you drop 450 feet in those 11 miles. On the return trip, you will have a tail wind. After Piru, if you continue, you have another 7 uninterrupted miles to Fillmore, (which has four or five lights). Pretty wide shoulders; not marked as a bike lane ... just wide. You could safely ride two or three abreast. All agriculture/orchards, so little local traffic. Mostly high-speed, (e.g., 55-65 mph), through traffic.
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Highway 118 between Moorpark and Somis is another long, few light stretch, but the shoulders are much more narrow and the traffic is much heavier. I feel safer on 126. 118 is a two-lane road. 126 is four-lane; and even with a center dividing/turn lane, the shoulders are wider than on 118. More lights on 118 also.
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Last edited by volosong; 03-28-12 at 07:59 AM.