I'm living in Monterey, CA for 1 year, and there is a brilliant bike path that goes straight thru town, 20 miles long, and connects with 17 mile drive to make a fantastic 37 mile ride (one way). I ride this about 2-3 times a week, and on each ride I run into an average of 4 fully loaded cyclists who are riding the Pacific Coast Route. Yesterday I ran into a group of 12 loaded tourists that are riding from San Diego to Seattle. Oh my envy! I'm happy for them, but in general I'm so bummed out when I have to work and I can't tour. I'm guessing that many of you can relate. Anyways, altho this area is very beautiful, it's frustrating to watch all the thru cyclists ride by. Anyone else have this problem?
( in case you don't kno, ACA = Adventure Cycling, http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/network.cfm )