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    PSA: HWY 9 in SC

    Rode there today and talked to some road workers on HWY 9 in Santa Cruz proper. They said they expect the road to be open in a week or so. They asked that starting tomorrow, no one ride it as there will be lots of activities...they weren't super happy we were there today. Stay on dirt if you can.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Rode there today and talked to some road workers on HWY 9 in Santa Cruz proper. They said they expect the road to be open in a week or so. They asked that starting tomorrow, no one ride it as there will be lots of activities...they weren't super happy we were there today. Stay on dirt if you can.

    Hey was that you I bumped into riding with your girlfriend? My first time in UCSC in nearly two years. Memorable way to get out.
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    I was riding with TahoeBC and his goofball friends who are all often mistaken for someone's girlfriend.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Rode there today and talked to some road workers on HWY 9 in Santa Cruz proper. They said they expect the road to be open in a week or so. They asked that starting tomorrow, no one ride it as there will be lots of activities...they weren't super happy we were there today. Stay on dirt if you can.
    Thanks for the heads up

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    Thanks for the info! Will you get a ticket if you ride there? Wanted to do Airborne and another trail but both ends on highway 9

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    ^^ Just go down the tracks and up Rincon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mryee415 View Post
    Thanks for the info! Will you get a ticket if you ride there?
    I think you're thinking of somewhere else. There's no trail by that name there.

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    FYI - from some comments, the railroad people yelled at and threatened a couple of industry people with a big ticket two days ago when they were pedaling back on the tracks. They had to turn around and push back up they way they came down.

    Given the hundreds that use the tracks daily for commuting to either work or meth shacks, it doesn't make sense that these people got hassled...but not much makes sense down there...

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    My $.02. Just avoid the road. They will get frustrated, likely call in the Po Po, and then access will be under the microscope again. Wouldn't be surprised if the law just sets up shop and starts doling out penalties. If you must...maybe climb/hikeabike up DC? What do I know though...I'm usually wrong about stuff.

    With all the other trails in the BA closed...SC is getting quite a lot of action.
    I'm not sure how this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    What do I know though...I'm usually wrong about stuff.
    Well....at least you're right about the fact that you're usually wrong

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    Wondering if they will be working on 9 during the weekend? I haven't seen them there on the weekend so far.

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    PSA: HWY 9 in SC

    Rode from the water trough to the bottom of Rincon trail today on hwy 9. No issues and they weren't doing any work at the time. This was around noon.

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    Rode down 9 today and nobody working. It was all a go.

    Rode the RR tracks. Guys working on the tracks on the bridge section. They were cool and let us come across but they said next week is a no go! The bridge is slowly sinking and they will have the bridge on jacks next week and don't want people on there. sounded like a two week job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dp400 View Post
    Rode down 9 today and nobody working. It was all a go.
    Was the work on Hwy 9 completed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMachinist View Post
    Was the work on Hwy 9 completed?
    I was there Sat. afternoon. There is still lots of work to be done.

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    The local SLV paper says it could reopen in May -- maybe.
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    Keep the bike at home and put on the hiking boots and grab the saw and loppers, lots of stuff needs to be cleared! I stopped counting at 15 downed trees on the dirt commute from SC to SV. By far the most debris down and damage I have seen in 20+ years of riding this area.

    We got another 3.5" of rain last night/this morning in Scotts Valley with more coming. Trails will be slop fest again for a while.

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    Any updates on Hwy 9, is it open yet on the SC side?

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    It's open from Santa Cruz to Felton.
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    Road and main Rincon lot are open now.PSA:  HWY 9 in SC-17426275_10155019909648213_25187048541359128_n.jpg


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    Yeah, I can commute to work on it now! Yay. But I definitely miss no cars and riding on it. There is one small section that has one lane open only, with a stop sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shredchic View Post
    Yeah, I can commute to work on it now! Yay. But I definitely miss no cars and riding on it. There is one small section that has one lane open only, with a stop sign.
    You know there are some nice train tracks with no cars down there, right?
    I commute from Scotts Valley to SC and only about 10 minutes of it is on the road.

    Riding a bike on 9 from Felton to SC (when 9 is open) is like rolling the dice for your survival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARider View Post
    You know there are some nice train tracks with no cars down there, right?
    I commute from Scotts Valley to SC and only about 10 minutes of it is on the road.

    Riding a bike on 9 from Felton to SC (when 9 is open) is like rolling the dice for your survival.
    I meant commuting in a car. I'm trying to respect the work they are doing on the bridge near Rincon. And believe me, I know about riding on hwy 9 when it's open. It's a no-go for me, too.
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