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Cali routes to Bend

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Sammie & I plan on starting in San Luis Obisbo on Saturday the 24th. We will take 3 days to get to CCR in Bend. We want to ride Highway 1 & 101, also The Avenue of the Giants is a must. We want to keep the riding between 250 & 275 miles the first two days so we can see more things. The last day should be about 360 miles going THIS ROUTE I would love to ride 36 from Rio Dell but that would add more miles then Sammie wants to ride on the last day.

Any must see things on our route?

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1. Take Hwy 128 out to Hwy 1 up the coast and back to 101 at leggett. From there you will be just a ways south of the Red woods, take the avenue of the giants when you see the exit and follow North.

2. If you are that close to crater lake you have to drive through.

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Thanks John. You had told me about Crater Lake & we plan on going by it on the way up. But I did not know about 128 so I'll add it to my list. The mapquest route I showed is only a working draft. None of the towns used as way points are set in stone for stopping points yet.

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Oh Ya - Stop and eat at the North Coast Brewery in Fort Bragg if you can. It will be on the right hand side after you go through the old town section.

Also at the end of Hwy 1 in leggett, were it connects back to 101 is the drive through tree. Takes about 15 minutes to go through, plus gift shop time.

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All links to Mapquest Classic are no longer good. I'll try to update maps later.

Thanks Again John. Here is the updated route & it looks very easy to do. First 2 days are 290 & 270 miles each with the last day about 370 with part of the Crater Lake rim.

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Do NOT take your eyes off of the road while on #1 around Ft Bragg and North. My wife and I just went South on that road. No guard rails, narrow roads, 100 to 400 feet drops to the ocean, tight curves. In other words, a road to enjoy but keep aware of where the edge is. You have approx 4" from the fog line to the drop off...
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Safest route would be straight up I-5. None of those pesky curves, that slow you down, and very few cliffs. Your brakes will last much longer, 'cuz you won't have to use them. Sometimes, for mile after mile, it's as straight an arrow for as far as the eye can see! Just set the cruise control, and go!

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Stevie,
Yes! You're getting great advice on the route.

Here's a portion of our trip last summer...opposite direction...but we came down through the Avenue of the Giants and down 1 to 128:
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Safest route would be straight up I-5. None of those pesky curves, that slow you down, and very few cliffs. Your brakes will last much longer, 'cuz you won't have to use them. Sometimes, for mile after mile, it's as straight an arrow for as far as the eye can see! Just set the cruise control, and go!
All that straight road makes me bike sick! Ride as road conditions and your skills dictate, maintain situational awareness and enjoy those twisties. Beware superslab nausea.

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Here is the new map on Mapquest.



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Yea!!! you noticed That I just ignored Brian

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Safest route would be straight up I-5. None of those pesky curves, that slow you down, and very few cliffs. Your brakes will last much longer, 'cuz you won't have to use them. Sometimes, for mile after mile, it's as straight an arrow for as far as the eye can see! Just set the cruise control, and go!
Really! I've come closer to getting killed on I-5 then on Hwy 1 or any other curvy road. Too many cars going 80 mph in the right lane until they come upon a big rig going 50 mph then decide at the last second to swing into passing lane thereby cutting you off. If I need to make time going North I'll take 395 and a least have some scenery and cooler temps after Bishop.

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Saves wear and tear on tires and brakes, better gas mileage too!

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Really! I've come closer to getting killed on I-5 then on Hwy 1 or any other curvy road. Too many cars going 80 mph in the right lane until they come upon a big rig going 50 mph then decide at the last second to swing into passing lane thereby cutting you off. If I need to make time going North I'll take 395 and a least have some scenery and cooler temps after Bishop.
Doug, Steve is from Texas.... They like nothin' better than a purty big rig.

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Sammie & I plan on starting in San Luis Obisbo on Saturday the 24th. We will take 3 days to get to CCR in Bend. We want to ride Highway 1 & 101, also The Avenue of the Giants is a must. We want to keep the riding between 250 & 275 miles the first two days so we can see more things. The last day should be about 360 miles going THIS ROUTE I would love to ride 36 from Rio Dell but that would add more miles then Sammie wants to ride on the last day.

Any must see things on our route?
We will be leaving from South Orange County CA on Friday and leaving from Pismo Beach on Saturday riding a similar route. We overnight in Garberville and then through the Avenue of the Giants to Crater Lake Monday and on to Bend on Tuesday. Maybe we will see you along the route

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Hey Steve.
Route looks good, but there is an overnight missing or do you plan to get to Bend on Monday?
Which day is Sammie getting to SLO?

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Hey Steve.
Route looks good, but there is an overnight missing or do you plan to get to Bend on Monday?
Which day is Sammie getting to SLO?
I will leave on Friday 08/23/13 & meet Sammie in SLO the next day. Not sure yet what time Saturday Sammie will get in but most likely early to mid afternoon. I will be there late afternoon / early evening Saturday. Sunday we go to just North of San Fran Bay ("B" on map). Monday is Ave of the Giants to Eureka ("C" on map). Tuesday is on to Bend Via Crater Lake. First 2 days are less the 300 miles each day with Tuesday about 375 so it should be very easy to do all 3 days & still see as much as we can.

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I live in NorCal, and ride the coast a lot. It's very hot inland here, and I don't know why you don't just head straight to Hwy 1 after S.F. It's the best riding anywhere, you can go all the way up into Oregon and cross over to Bend via several great routes. You can still see the Ave of Giants, and get back to hwy 1. Going up 101 from S.F. is nothing impressive, and 128 is no big deal, and in August you could potentially be in 100 degree weather until you reach the coast.

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