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rawlinson_lu 2018-1-10 12:49 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
景色宜人啊…………
今天服了点过期药,发现确实不能治病
zzzzzxk 2018-1-10 20:46 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
z008282 发表于 2017-8-29 17:41
4/1 Anchorage--Palmer 42miles
4/2 Palmer--Victory bible camp 42.7miles
宗教有許多作用,在經濟上, ...


出来就是干
z008282 2018-1-10 21:27 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
Please read the English version in the second half of this article.

7/24 Middlegate--Fallon--Silver springs乾旱路段結束
7/25 Silver springs--Sorensens70英里(高速公路編號50,395,88)
7/26 Sorensens--Carson隘口--Placerville 69英里
(高速公路編號88,emigrant trail)

海拔約2613的Carson隘口,是下抵太平洋的最後難關。

我沒有western express trail(西部快線單車路線)精細地圖,我只有網站簡易的說明與示意圖。我採行這條單車路徑的主要原因包含它提供貫穿猶他州的景觀道路,還有到舊金山渡輪站的最短路徑。但是離開高速公路50進入交通網絡複雜的人口密集區,我不能再一條公路騎到底。

對我來說,最適合路徑的要件不外乎車流少,距離短,在都會區往往有單車道(off street bicycle trail)或單車車道(on street bicycle lane)可使用。而翻越內華達山脈,車流量大的高速公路50絕對不是好選擇。

高速公路50車流量大的原因除了距離優勢,還有它的隘口海拔最低。要麼車多(公路50),要嘛爬高(公路88),我選擇爬高,從海拔約1400的Minden(大約是爬坡起點)爬到2613的Carson隘口,看起來不難,是吧。

事實上,這段爬坡從Google地圖的Alpine village開始,分為三段。第一段沿者溪流爬到Sorensens的5英里(8公里)爬升400,坡度十分不平均,常有短陡坡為了爬上湍急的溪流。而隘口前的6英里(9.6公里)爬升約超過500公尺,坡度約6%,對負重的單車騎士實在辛苦。更何況這條路徑多無路肩,而內華達山區是內華達州與加州的遊樂場兼避暑勝地,車流量仍然不小,騎乘頗有壓力。

幸好我把這段路分成兩天,而翌日離開Carson隘口後不遠,我離開公路88而選擇車少冬季部分封閉的Emigrant trail,爾後下抵海拔僅約600的Placerville從這裡進入人口密集區,怪人也越來越多。白天要錢的與晚上飆車的全世界都有,這不是重點。但至少我在24日直到晚上約10點的斷斷續續雷陣雨之中,找到願意讓我在外面空地露營的加油站(原本計劃是再騎10公里到Lahontan州立休閒遊憩區(Lahontan state recreation area)露營,但是雨一直不停,且該鎮唯一汽車旅館客滿)。雖然他們再三確認我只待一天,且死守『不消費,沒廁所用』的政策,算了,我對好人的標準已經越來越低了。

24 Middlegate--Fallon--Silver springs west point of Nevada arid section
7/25 Silver springs--Sorensens70 miles(highway 50,395,88)
7/26 Sorensens--Carson隘口--Placerville 69 miles
(Highway88,emigrant trail)

Carson pass, 2613 meters above sea level, is the last barrier before Pacific ocean to me.

I don't have detailed map of western express trail, what I have is the brief description and map from the web. I cycled on this bicycle trail is because it provides scenic route in Utah and shortest route to San Francisco. But the bicycle trail doesn't follow single highway in the section west of arid Nevada, which also means it's impossible for me to wholly follow western express trail without a detailed map.

But I understand how the route is decided. Less traffic, shorter distance, scenic route, and also take advantage of existing bike path. Highway 50 is not the best choice of cycling cross Nevada Cascade, It's heavily traveled in California.

One of the reasons that highway 50 is heavily traveled is the pass is much lower in high altitude than other nearby highways. To climb higher with less traffic(highway 88), or climb less with more traffic(highway 50), I chose highway 88. And it seems not to difficult to climb 30 miles(50 kilometers) from Minden(where grade begins) to Carson pass with about 1300 meters altitude gaining, right?

In fact, there are only two strenuous sections of about 6 miles in each one section. The first section is from Alpine village(you could find the location on Google maps) to Sorensens with about 400 meters altitude gain. This section follows a creek and has a lot of “sprints grades” for going upstream of the rapid current. The second section is 6 miles before the pass with 6% grade in average. I think to climb Carson pass with a road bike to a trained cyclist is not difficult, but to me with heavy loads is a torment.

Luckily I divided the suffering section into two days. Beyond the pass, I shortcut on the light traffic Emigrant trail to Placerville. And it seems that unfriendly people is getting more as I am cycling into metropolitan area. But I still met someone to give me a favor. I was allowed to camp just outside the gas station in Silver springs because of the unceasing thunderstorms and no vacancy in the only motel in town.( I planned to camp in Lohontan state recreation area at first). Although the staff and the manager of the gas station confirmed that if I stayed there for just one day several times and insisted the policy of “no consumption, no access to the restroom.”. Whatever, I have lowered standards of “good people” , and the staff is one of them.
近Carson隘口路景.jpg
近Carson隘口路景
隘口西側路景.jpg
隘口西側路景
Red lake.jpg
Red lake
Emigrant trail.jpg
Emigrant trail
Emigrant trail,路邊很多荊棘,車少且相對保養簡陋.jpg
Emigrant trail,路邊很多荊棘,車少且相對保養簡陋
Carson隘口與遊客中心.jpg
Carson隘口與遊客中心
Called lake.jpg
Called lake

rockbomm 2018-1-11 10:33 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
了不起啊,加油。
z008282 2018-1-15 13:05 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
z008282 2018-1-15 13:06 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
Please read the English version in the second half of this article.

727 Placerville--Folsom--West Sacramento
728 West Sacramento--Dixon--Fairfield--南舊金山

沒有里程,因為我搞不清楚到底騎了多遠。

我原先前往舊金山的方式是騎到Vallejo,之後搭渡輪過去。Placerville到West Sacramento的路徑還不算太複雜,因為後半段有總長約23英里的America river單車道可騎,而前半段大概就是騎Green valley路之後接Blue Ravine路。但是翌日的路程,穿越數個衛星城市,過了Davis大學區後,我傻眼了。

雖然Google地圖有整人的壞習慣,但是仔細研究與實際騎乘,從Davis到Fairfield的路徑像金庫密碼是因為這裡是農田,道路不密集,錯過一個岔路再下一個距離遙遠,甚至有許多死路。在找不到更佳路徑下,我決定跟Google地圖騎!第一次死跟Google地圖,下場如何呢?

談下場前,跟定Google地圖對我有一個問題:沒人跟我說哪裡該轉。而避免手機沒電,我先照相地圖細節,然後每次記三個該轉彎的路口道路名稱,到了第三個路口再停下來看照片記接下來三個該轉彎的路口。

除了兩處因為施工道路封閉必須繞路,我這樣運作似乎沒有太大問題,除了頗耗時。到了Vacaville,距離出發點約60公里,我已經花費5小時在玩這個左左右右的怪遊戲,而且眼前的道路似乎更『有趣。』

因為旅館預定(我兩天前才下定,想也知道週末沒剩多少選擇,扣除價格太誇張或評分太低的,只剩南舊金山的旅館),我今天一定要到南舊金山。既然本來就打算使用大眾運輸(要不然要游泳過去嗎?),那提早使用大眾運輸吧。於是我從Fairfield上了城際巴士,之後搭捷運到南舊金山。而城際巴士有行李箱放單車,甚至有單車保護裝置,請見照片。而接下來的太平洋海岸公路有些單車客健行者露營地,我打算每天都在那裡過夜,並把這些地點列為未來的目的地

727 Placerville--Folsom--West Sacramento
728 West Sacramento--Dixon--Fairfield--South San Francisco

I don't know exactly how far I rode in the two days .

My original plan was cycle to Vallejo and then take ferry to San Francisco. Following Green valley road, Blue Ravine road, then America river path, The route from Placerville to West Sacramento is not complicate. But the route I took on 728 is about cycling through several satellite cities, which is extremely complicated beyond Davis. It looks like I have to make turns in every mile.

After hitting the road, I understood that the route is so complicated is because this section goes through farms and ranches, which means the road system is not densed, the cyclist may have to cycle much more distance if he misses this junction should make a turn. Even more, dead ends are not rare in this area. After several tries to plan the route myself instead of using Google maps, I realized that there is no better alternative route. So I decided to follow the Google maps route.

To avoid the cellphone run out of power, I took pictures of the planned route on Google maps. But there was a realistic problem of following the Google maps, no one tells me where to make turns. I can't memorize all the roads that I should turn. So I memorize 3 roads that I should make the turn, and then stopped for reading the pic of the map, memorized next 3 roads when I finished this section.

This method worked fine for me, other than 2 sections of closure due to road work. But I spent almost 5 hours to Vacaville, about 60 kilometers from start point, much time than expected. And the “memorize, before I turn” game was not going to over.

It was weekend, I can only reserve a hotel two days before with reasonable price and adequate score in south San Francisco. It seemed to me that I can't make to there. And since use public transportation(the ferry) was one of the plan, why not take advantage of it to cut the cycling distance I jumped on the bus from Fairfield, than took subway to my destination. The bus has something to protect the bicycle in the luggage bay. And the driver was helpful. Finally relieved.

Several bikerhiker campsites along highway 1, the Pacific ocean. I plan to overnight and make them as the destination for each of coming day. Hope everything is going to be fine.
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刀疤叔叔 2018-1-15 17:25 | 显示全部楼层 | 举报
z008282 发表于 2017-11-28 22:32
7/14 Caneville--Torrey--公路編號12最高點,里程101(公路編號24與12) 48英里
7/15 7/14--Tropic(公路編 ...


從峽谷到森林,一路夭壽的從1500爬到快2800,這段爬坡不是均勻的,而是像插旗竿般由數段陡坡組成

这几天有空就来看看大侠的一路畅游

哈哈
今天看到这个词特意来回复
夭壽
也只有闽南人才懂这个词了

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