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    Tandem riding through Sonoma-this is why we live in CA!

    Hello All.

    Just wanted to share some pics from a tandem ride through Sonoma County.
    The run along Hwy 1 is gorgeous!

    This is winter riding in the Bay Area:

    http://yurides.wordpress.com/2012/01...-mills-jenner/

    Nancy

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    Wow. Thanks!
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    Thanks for the Pics! Here in NE Ohio it is snowing and cold. But in a few short weeks we will be off to cycle the Natchez Trace!

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    There probably should be a seasonal ban against posting pictures of California rides during the winter. First, it drives folks from winter climates further into low temperature induced depression. Second, it encourages folks to consider moving to California. We've done parts of that ride and you've really got to see Sonoma on a bicycle to appreciate it. Great pictures and a great narrative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtompki View Post
    There probably should be a seasonal ban against posting pictures of California rides during the winter. First, it drives folks from winter climates further into low temperature induced depression. Second, it encourages folks to consider moving to California. We've done parts of that ride and you've really got to see Sonoma on a bicycle to appreciate it. Great pictures and a great narrative.
    Yes we are depressed! but no, no desire to live there! Maybe come do a ride sometime..
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    Beautiful pictures, as usual! Thanks for posting them.

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    NoCal v SoCal

    I love the pictures and the fact you have a "classy" group. We can come close in SoCal but the difference is people, too many of them here. fastcarbon

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    All of your great photos are the reason we are coming to CA in a week or two for the TDPS!!

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    Great! Be prepared for the crowds!

    Check out my post from 2011: http://yurides.wordpress.com/2011/02...-springs-2011/

    Have a wonderful time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by echow View Post
    Hello All.

    Just wanted to share some pics from a tandem ride through Sonoma County.
    The run along Hwy 1 is gorgeous!

    This is winter riding in the Bay Area:

    http://yurides.wordpress.com/2012/01...-mills-jenner/

    Nancy
    Nancy is lying! This is what California really looks like in the winter!!!

    No, I would never say that just to keep it to myself, noooo, not me...
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    How do you find riding in Sonoma? I'm terrified For several reasons:
    1. Winding roads with high (50moh) speed limits
    2. Narrow shoulders
    3. DUIs once the 11am wine tasting opens.
    I see accidents all the time in healdsburg while driving, does it worry you?

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    Sonoma is our favorite place for tandem riding as well. You just need to pick the right roads- West Dry Creek, for example, is wonderful.

    We also like the Chileno Valley/Spring Hill loop.

    There are great roads and rides, but you need to find the right routes!

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    We would gladly take free info on the "recommended" routes, would love to plan a multi day trip out there sometime.
    R&J

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikefor2 View Post
    All of your great photos are the reason we are coming to CA in a week or two for the TDPS!!
    The TDPS is an experience, but it ain't Sonoma! Desert is about the only choice in CA during the Winter, not the PS qualifies as desert. My wife and I will be down in PS, but our mileage has been so low due to my travel that we'll probably wimp out and do the 56 miles. I sure wish they had something around 80.
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    A good place to start is here: http://srcc.memberlodge.com/TGR

    and here http://srcc.memberlodge.com/Archive

    And on the Northern California forum here on BF

    and here: http://www.spokefolk.com/rides/index.asp

    Good luck!

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    Thanks ROJA
    R&J

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