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#2837277 - 08/24/18 12:05 AM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: rice]
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That's rad! I guess it can be done without being run over. grin

I think your plan for wintertime is the way to go if your going to do it

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#2837357 - 08/24/18 11:22 AM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Caelho]
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I mean, yeah, you could die, I guess. But tons of people do it, every day. So many people ride from Canada down to Mex.

But, yes, I'd like to avoid the summer thing.

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#2837966 - 08/26/18 01:57 AM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: r32]
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Think about this.

About 30% of the the traffic right now is tied to Chinese National tourists. These are people who have never driven a car, let alone a american SUV.

If they get into a bad wreck, the US insurance company is liable and they dissappear into the background, no recourse against them. You get hosed, they go untouched.

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#2838476 - 08/27/18 04:50 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Leaverite]
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About 30% of the the traffic right now is tied to Chinese National tourists. These are people who have never driven a car, let alone a american SUV.


hahahawhat?!
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#2838479 - 08/27/18 04:51 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: afoaf]
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Just ran into three Brits riding from Vancouver to Mex. They rode Big Sur Friday and Saturday and said it was EPIC. They were blown away.

Said the traffic sucked though.

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#2838534 - 08/27/18 07:15 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: rice]
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Last week was an epic trip. 505 miles over 7 days from Sausilito to Santa Monica. We ended last Tuesday's ride at the Big Sur Inn, then left early the next morning to make our way down to Morro Bay. It was a gorgeous day, no wind, small waves, and pretty minimal traffic. It helped that it was a Wednesday and we were on the road before tourists made their way to that stretch. The only huge bummer was the road got shut down due to a semi that couldn't make a tight turn and the trailer started falling into a ravine near Ragged Point. They got him out and but it was a 4 hour delay, and we were on the wrong side to get food at RP. The view was nice at least. Other than that, it was a pretty awesome day. 93 miles and 6000 feet of climbing.











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#2838772 - 08/28/18 01:25 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Iceman]
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smile2 jam_on bowdown

You're a beast!

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#2839921 - 08/30/18 05:06 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Mr Doof]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Doof
Originally Posted By: Leaverite
Originally Posted By: Mr Doof
Originally Posted By: SBSteve
Originally Posted By: rice
Drove through the new section on Saturday. Road is nice, wide, smooth; the surrounding hillside looks SKETCH. I give it a few rains, one winter tops, before it all goes again.


This^^^^

That area is even more un-stable than Salsipuedes



I got $1.00 that says the new road section stays in place over the winter. Any takers saying opposite?

Parts north and south of the new section, well, that is a different bet.


I'll take that bet.

They don't call the place "Mud Creek" for nothing...


Agreed, with same terms as agreed with Rice and Caelho.

Now to hope this coming El Nino is a mild one with regards to rainfall in Big Sur.




Already not looking good for Mr Doof, if one only reads the headline.

Cracks in the road already (link)

Blurb:

The newly rebuilt section of Big Surs famously scenic Highway 1 near the town of Gorda is beginning to crack, an early sign of wear for the road that opened just a month ago. But its nothing to be alarmed about, state officials say.

Several cracks in the pavement, sometimes a foot or longer, were reported this week across the one-third mile stretch of coastline that was closed to traffic in May 2017, after being washed by the enormous Mud Creek Slide.

Officials with the Department of Transportation said Thursday the fractures were limited to the surface of the road, which is perched high above the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles north of the San Luis Obispo-Monterey county line. The cracks werent affecting the integrity of the highway, officials said, adding that they arent unusual for newly laid pavement in this area.

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#2839927 - 08/30/18 05:32 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Mr Doof]
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#2839928 - 08/30/18 05:33 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Iceman]
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My daughter is camping up there in the back roads this weekend.

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#2847018 - 09/15/18 07:19 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: rice]
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Road was still intact as of yesterday monkey Pretty much blown out from SLO - SF, fall colors are starting, say several bike campers going south, saw zero going north.

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#2847040 - 09/15/18 10:09 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Mr Doof]
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Interesting though how they seem to be getting bigger with the increasing volume of traffic.

https://bigsurkate.blog/2018/09/06/mud-creek-cracks-8-31-18-vs-9-3-18/

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#2847043 - 09/15/18 10:17 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: Iceman]
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Way to go Ice!

My whole sesh on the bike would have been ruined though after that pic of WC with no one out.

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#2847124 - 09/16/18 09:14 AM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: r32]
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Are the mainland Chinese tourists dominating Big Sur yet?

Seems like the ultimate place for them to nonstop pose for photos and take selfies...maybe force someone off of a cliff as well.

Horshoe Bend is so last year and it's all about Bixby Bridge?
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#2847218 - 09/16/18 04:22 PM Re: Big Sur road opening [Re: r32]
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I like Chinese tourists because they blunder around all crazy; then when they are thwarting your forward momentum, one of the more aware members of the group notices this and says, "Oh, sorry."

It always brings a smile to my face.


Edited by Autoprax (09/16/18 04:23 PM)
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