Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-29-17, 05:53 PM   #76
spinnaker
Every day a winding road
 
spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
Posts: 5,238
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1804 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You dont like any of the Oregon coast?
I should have qualified that. That section is the whole reason for doing the San Fran to Santa Barbara section. IMHO the Oregon coast is far better than the San Fran to Santa Barbara run.
spinnaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-17, 09:05 AM   #77
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 8
Posts: 27,922
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2839 Post(s)
Given: the bridge is Out, that is the facts on the ground..

You need to let a year pass, so there is time to rebuild the highway bridges, to see that part of the coast.

let your wander lust take in other parts of the pacific coast, for now..
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-17, 06:30 PM   #78
wgscott
Senior Member
 
wgscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: The Timbers of Fennario
Bikes: Steel
Posts: 2,041
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1058 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Given: the bridge is Out, that is the facts on the ground..

You need to let a year pass, so there is time to rebuild the highway bridges, to see that part of the coast.

let your wander lust take in other parts of the pacific coast, for now..
Or ride to the closure, then back and around, and then ride up to the closure from the other end, stay at the Raggd Point Inn (I did once, it was great), and then ride south from there. I haven't done the ride since 1988, but if I were to do it again this summer, that is how I would do it so as not to miss out on the best part.

Or, pretend you are a local:

Big Sur residents praise crews who built trail around downed bridge
wgscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-17, 06:39 PM   #79
wgscott
Senior Member
 
wgscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: The Timbers of Fennario
Bikes: Steel
Posts: 2,041
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1058 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
You dont like any of the Oregon coast?
Highway 1 starts in CA, at Leggett.
wgscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-17, 10:44 PM   #80
Doug64
Senior Member
 
Doug64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 4,859
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 502 Post(s)
Spinnaker did say the PCH.

Quote:
The Pacific Coast Highway has long been considered a “dream drive” and the ultimate road trip. Technically, it starts in Washington State, but it’s best known for the stretch through California from the stunning redwood forests and wild, rugged coast down to the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego

Read More: http://www.tripstodiscover.com/18-mu...coast-highway/
Doug64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-17, 09:49 AM   #81
venturi95
Woof!
 
venturi95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NorCal
Bikes: Breezer Venturi, Lemond Ti, Santa Cruz Blur, Soma Saga, Miyata Colorado
Posts: 306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Someone will probably file a lawsuit to keep the bridge from being built for the next ten years. Most likely over some rare snails that could be harmed.
Good, let's keep the coast wild and endangered species alive. Are you for extinction... have a clue?
venturi95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-17, 09:59 AM   #82
Btflmutant
Senior Member
 
Btflmutant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Picnic Point
Bikes: 17 Salsa Cutthroat, 08 Trek Madone 5.2 Pro, 09 Salsa Fargo
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In 1983, my buddy and I rode from Santa Cuz to San Diego. Highway 1 was out in Big Sur due to a major slide. We did a detour through the hills and over the coastal range ending up at Kirk Creek. One of the highlights of the tour. The route can be seen here in my journal:

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/..._id=12231&v=EA
Btflmutant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-17, 11:18 AM   #83
spinnaker
Every day a winding road
 
spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
Posts: 5,238
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1804 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by venturi95 View Post
Good, let's keep the coast wild and endangered species alive. Are you for extinction... have a clue?
spinnaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-17, 03:47 PM   #84
stevepusser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
It makes me wonder if any enterprising local could offer a bicycle ferry service around the bridge. There are a few coves along the coast where the waves aren't as bad, but then you have to see how hard it would be to get the bikes up to the road.
stevepusser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-17, 10:05 PM   #85
alan s 
Senior Member
 
alan s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,567
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 655 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevepusser View Post
It makes me wonder if any enterprising local could offer a bicycle ferry service around the bridge. There are a few coves along the coast where the waves aren't as bad, but then you have to see how hard it would be to get the bikes up to the road.
Maybe the unemployed locals who are allowed to use the new trail could act as sherpas, and carry you and your bike and gear to the other side. I'd pay $100 just for the experience.

alan s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-17, 09:32 AM   #86
venturi95
Woof!
 
venturi95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NorCal
Bikes: Breezer Venturi, Lemond Ti, Santa Cruz Blur, Soma Saga, Miyata Colorado
Posts: 306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
For those of you who have done SF to Santa Barbara, was the traffic heavy at times? I have ridden a good deal of the north state part of the PCH and I had too many near death experiences (three in just two days last time over there, they still stand out in my mind) to recommend it to anyone.
venturi95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-17, 10:06 AM   #87
Doug64
Senior Member
 
Doug64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 4,859
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 502 Post(s)
There was relatively heavy traffic at times, but I don't remember any near death experiences, or even close calls.
Doug64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-17, 11:01 AM   #88
alan s 
Senior Member
 
alan s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,567
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 655 Post(s)
This is from the Frisco Times:

alan s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-17, 03:42 PM   #89
spinnaker
Every day a winding road
 
spinnaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2005 Cannondale SR500, 2008 Trek 7.3 FX, Jamis Aurora
Posts: 5,238
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1804 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug64 View Post
There was relatively heavy traffic at times, but I don't remember any near death experiences, or even close calls.

Ditto. Before I started my trip, I got dire warnings on Devils Slide. In reality it was no big deal. The biggest danger to me was me when I slide on the gravel because of a stupid maneuver and nearly went over the hillside.

There were times times I felt uncomfortable but never anything would I call anything near a "close call".
spinnaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-17, 12:30 PM   #90
mntbikedude
Stand For Something
 
mntbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Utah
Bikes: Specialized Hardrock, Raleigh M60
Posts: 399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alan s View Post
This is from the Frisco Times:

Is there any reason that someone couldn't walk a bike across that bridge?
mntbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-17, 01:22 PM   #91
alan s 
Senior Member
 
alan s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,567
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 655 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntbikedude View Post
Is there any reason that someone couldn't walk a bike across that bridge?
ISU (International Sherpas Union) rules prohibit it.
alan s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-17, 03:07 PM   #92
axolotl
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntbikedude View Post
Is there any reason that someone couldn't walk a bike across that bridge?
Yes, bicycles are not allowed on the path.

Footpath reconnects scenic Big Sur after Feb. storms take out highway bridge - Action News Now
axolotl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-17, 05:03 PM   #93
skookum
cyclotourist
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: calgary, canada
Bikes:
Posts: 704
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 63 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by axolotl View Post
This an opportunity for the stealth operatives of bike forums to show their ninja like deep cover skills and secretly and invisibly in the dead of night cross the forbidden Pfeiffer canyon access trail.

I am looking forward to their reports.
skookum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-17, 08:39 PM   #94
stevepusser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
I'm sure they can't complain if the bike is carried on your back like those that cross the Grand Canyon in that manner. But what they need is a hovercraft or amphibious vehicle ferry service that runs between Pfeiffer Beach and Partington Cove; that wouldn't cut too many miles off. The new steel bridge is supposed to be up in six months, too.
stevepusser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-17, 07:22 AM   #95
alan s 
Senior Member
 
alan s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,567
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 655 Post(s)
Every photo of the trail mentions it is open to "residents." Friendly folks there!

PHOTOS: Pfeiffer Canyon foot Trail in Big Sur - Monterey Herald Media Center
alan s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-17, 05:18 PM   #96
Nick94804
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: A quiet place devoid of nazis telling me how I may express myself
Bikes: An ultra heavily moderated custom Merlin.
Posts: 152
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Hwy 1 Access

As you all know is pretty limited. Yeah, there's the trail that the locals have declared off limits. Even if you were to barge it, the only access off of Hwy 1 at the moment is N-F road at Lucia. 1 is closed south of there. At the moment, the only "authorized" access to Lime Kiln and Plaskett is N-F Rd. It's been years since my Central Coast Double, but my legs still haven't forgiven me for that climb. ;-)

I'm thinking that Carmel Valley Rd to Greenfield, then the CCDouble route from King City to Paso Robles might be one option. The other would be 25 from Hollister to KC while the wildflowers are in full roar. Lots of folks seem to opting for Amtrak from Salinas to SLO...
Nick94804 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-17, 11:48 AM   #97
wgscott
Senior Member
 
wgscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: The Timbers of Fennario
Bikes: Steel
Posts: 2,041
Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1058 Post(s)
Nature bats last:



(That's Hwy 1)

Link to SF Comical story.
wgscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-17, 11:59 AM   #98
alan s 
Senior Member
 
alan s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes:
Posts: 5,567
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 655 Post(s)
And in other news, the California drought is over.
alan s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-17, 12:07 PM   #99
axolotl
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,547
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
The video in the sfgate link should be required viewing for any cyclists who mistakenly believe that they can easily get around the Big Sur bridge closure. The video shows how rugged the terrain is in Big Sur, and how isolated it is.
axolotl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-17, 07:55 AM   #100
autonomy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Bikes:
Posts: 265
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 142 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Nature bats last:



(That's Hwy 1)

Link to SF Comical story.
It's just a mound of dirt. Can't you just hike-a-bike on top of that?

Massive landslide brings new level of isolation to Big Sur - San Francisco Chronicle
autonomy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:21 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION