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New gravel route south of Big Sur

Old 01-30-21, 01:12 PM
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New gravel route south of Big Sur

The test is to see if you can transverse this without unclipping...


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Old 01-30-21, 01:21 PM
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Someone should carve out a singletrack to go around that gap. Then we'd have a bikes-only section of Hwy 1 for a year while they rebuild the road. Put the singletrack up the hill a bit so it doesn't interfere with the road building.
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Old 01-30-21, 06:46 PM
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This will provide me with an incentive to learn to bunny-hop.
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My thoughts exactly, bunny hop!
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Does this mean PCH in Big Sur is closed to cars again? Riding it with no cars has been on my bucket list for awhile.
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They will milk that repair out for over a year.
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
Does this mean PCH in Big Sur is closed to cars again? Riding it with no cars has been on my bucket list for awhile.
I'd guess it'll be like 2017 - cars can get around the washout via Nacimiento-Ferguson Rd, but not being able to drive all the way through will *greatly* reduce traffic. But "zero cars" is probably not in the cards. It was really nice touring north Big Sur in 2017 but I didn't totally appreciate the 2-day detour to the interior to get around the southern landslide. Maybe I oughta go from NFR south this spring.
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They will milk that repair out for over a year.
I think a year would be pretty speedy actually, adding up design, engineering, construction.
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I think a year would be pretty speedy actually, adding up design, engineering, construction.
They put in a whole new bridge in under a year in 2017.

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They put in a whole new bridge in under a year in 2018.
Thats pretty impressive. Looks like a bridge will be needed here too.
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Thats pretty impressive. Looks like a bridge will be needed here too.

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Sorry, it was 2017.
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Old 02-10-21, 09:06 PM
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Eventually hwy 1 will be made entirely of bridges. Itíll be like the Embarcadero freeway they tore down in SF
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What tire would be best for dirt surface that might suddenly aerating underneath you?
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Old 02-17-21, 08:32 PM
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What tire would be best for dirt surface that might suddenly aerating underneath you?

Rene Herse Juniper Ridge TC Tire - 700c x 55 - Extralight Casing - Black/Tan
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What tire would be best for dirt surface that might suddenly aerating underneath you?
A balloon tire..full of helium.


They'd never allow bikes to pass through..if they did, they'd be accepting some liability..don't see that happening.
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Old 02-18-21, 08:38 AM
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I'm pretty sure that particular spot is an hour from anything. They aren't guarding it 24x7
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