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Hey! Did I see you touring on 101 last week?

Old 06-16-15, 11:11 AM
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Hey! Did I see you touring on 101 last week?

Went camping in my trailer to jedimiah smith redwood state park last week . I did bring along my old voyageur to ride amongst those mighty giant redwoods. That was awesome!
There's a day use area at one end of the park that has camping spots for hikers and cyclist. Site B and E are the best of the five spots and also offered some interesting reading inside the bear boxes left there by camping cyclist. I'll post some pics later.
So a few days later my wife and I pack up to camp near Garbervillen on 101. and on the way it seemed that there was lone cyclist packed to the hilt making his or her way riding along the highway every mile or so. Sometimes I'd see a pair but most were alone it seems. How envious I was. My wife says I'm too old but I point out that most of these cyclist we're seeing here are older then me. I'm just gonna have to do it with or without her blessings.
I figure I'll start from the bay area and work my way up 101 and switch over to 199 at crescent city. From there I'll head east to jedimiah smiths state park and park it there at Site B for a day or two. And I'll leave my own message in the bear box.
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Marriages and partnerships can be made or broken by dreams and "some day" plans. Hope your's is in the "made" category.

Were the lone cyclists/tourists possibly just separated, or were you just driving along a major cycling route? I'm sure each one of them had their own story to tell.

I wish you success in your own touring plans.
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Old 06-20-15, 10:29 PM
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Marriages and partnerships can be made or broken by dreams and "some day" plans. Hope your's is in the "made" category.

Were the lone cyclists/tourists possibly just separated, or were you just driving along a major cycling route? I'm sure each one of them had their own story to tell.

I wish you success in your own touring plans.

That is one of the most popular sections of the Pacific Coast Route, so no wonder the OP saw many tourists. You should note that the vast majority were headed south, for a couple very good reasons.
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One day? Life's all about motivation. When you get motivated enough for a bicycle tour, you'll do it. Or forever regret that you did not. Same for about anything significant.
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Old 06-21-15, 03:06 PM
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Were the lone cyclists/tourists possibly just separated, or were you just driving along a major cycling route? I'm sure each one of them had their own story to tell.
101 is a major cycling route and the majority of bike tourists are either traveling alone or less often in pairs. Groups are less common.
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That is one of the most popular sections of the Pacific Coast Route, so no wonder the OP saw many tourists. You should note that the vast majority were headed south, for a couple very good reasons.
Come to think of it you're right. I assume the rasons are it's mostly downhill and more scenic.
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Come to think of it you're right. I assume the rasons are it's mostly downhill and more scenic.
The fact that in summer the wind most often comes out of the NW is the main reason. The fact that the view is better from that side of the road is another, but probably secondary reason. Also because most folks ride N-S the roads tend to have more and or wider shoulders on that side to accommodate them.

If you were serious about it being down hill... then no that isn't the case
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