California here we come!

Hello everyone, my wife and I are planning a trip to California from Toronto, Canada this Sept. We are looking for as much help as we can. We are planning to land in San Francisco and spend one night there, maybe do some Marin County muniing. I am a begginner/intermediate-whatever that means-rider, I like short technical stuff, not much into the long epic rides yet but love to explore new stuff (by the way my wife does not ride but she is a trooper and comes hiking with me when I muni). We then plan to rent a car and travel to Yosemite and spend a couple of nights sight seeing and hiking there. Then on to LA. This is where we need some help. We are looking for some good hiking/muniing/sight seeing stuff to do on the way to LA. We have not yet planned a route. Also, when we do get to LA, aside from all the touristy stuff, we would like to do some more muniing/hiking around the area.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Wayne.

I don’t have the dates yet, because I’m waiting for more info. on biking events at Northstar but the California Mountain Unicycle Weekend will be in September in the Lake Tahoe area.

Thanks John, I did not know that the CMUW was in September. I would really appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as is convenient for you what the dates are and where the event will take place (flights are getting booked up fast). Depending on when it is we might land in either LA and maybe fly/drive to Reno/Tahoe airport for the event or land in Reno/Tahoe airport and fly/drive to LA. Of course we would still like to fit in Yosemite somewhere in there.

Thanks again John, look forward to hearing from you further,

Wayne.

La to Tahoe is a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong drive (not that I’m one to talk, Sf to moab. 17 hours!)! Honestly, that’s what airplanes and helis are for.

There are a few of us down here in San Diego. If you feel like going a little farther south we’d love to muni with you. I dont know what everyone will be doing in Sept but im sure at least a couple of us will still be around.

Shoot me an email sometime and i can also give you the other guys’ email addresses.:slight_smile:

-erik Bustin_the_Mango (at) hotmail . com

I’m about to take my Coker out to Big Sycamore Canyon, an 8-mile walking/biking trail running through the Santa Monica Mountains between Newberry Park and the Pacific Ocean. I’ll let you know how it is, and I’d be delighted to go with y’all.

-Joel

Hey John, do I understand you currectly in that the event will be in or around Northstar, which if I see currectly is at the north part of Lake Tahoe.

Mango, thanks for the invite that sounds terrific. Right now we would like to come down to San Diego but we are not sure how we will do things until we get some dates for the Cali Muni weekend.

Joel, that sounds good. Is that trail pretty close to LA? We plan on spending most of our time, not including travel time between cities in and around LA. I am sure there are plenty of trails to ride for someone of my modest eastern Canadian riding experience, but if you don’t know where to start it can waste alot of time.

Thanks all, Wayne.

Hi Wayne,

If you want to add Santa Barbara to your itenerary we’d be happy to show you around the trails here. Late afternoons and/or weekends work best for us. There are a few pictures @ <http://www.sbuni.org/gallery/> In case you don’t already know SB is about 1-1.5 hours north of LA depending on where in LA and what time of the day (in regards to driving that is). If you plan on adding a night make sure to book soon cause it fills up pretty fast for that time of year. Of course if it’s the same weekend as CMUW, we won’t be here :slight_smile:

matt

Weekends in Sept are usually taken up with some event or other, but if you’re passing through the South Bay area during the week and have time for an evening ride (Coker or Muni) let me know. Los Gatos is about 1 hour south of San Francisco by car and we have some nice rides we can do from my house. nathan at movaris.com

—Nathan

Hey Matt, Nathan, thanks so much for the invites. I look forward to some amazing riding in Cali. The problem right now is that we are waiting to see when the CMUW is going to be so that we can check fligts and book time off work. Also, CMUV will determine where we fly into and where we leave. So, all that will determine where I can ride. We are both looking forward to this trip and hope to see you all in September.

Wayne.