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    Suggestions for a 3-4 day road trip next week?

    W/ the family heading out of town, I may be able to carve a few days out next week for a small solo working vacation. I would love to get out of the bay area for a few days and check out some trails I haven't ridden before.

    My default would be to visit friends in Santa Cruz or Sonoma County, but I would love to consider suggestions for places I might go within say a three hour drive of Berkeley that I haven't spent time, since totally unencumbered time is such a rarity these days.

    I'd be looking for somewhere with:

    -great trails that are in shape to ride next week. enough for say 3 short (2-3 hour) rides and an all day one
    -camping possibilities, ideally w/ and option for showers somewhere
    -coffee shop(s) in which to work between rides (decent cell service a plus)

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Ft. Bragg to the North or San Luis Obispo to the South.

    SC and Sonoma are doable on a weekend day.

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    Ever been to Paradise Royale and/or Mendocino? Could be a good combo.




    VV SLO is also a really cool town with good riding!
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    One of the many wonderful things about CA..you can be in any number of amazing places within a long day's drive no matter where you start.
    I like to ride bikes.

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    Suggestions for a 3-4 day road trip next week?

    Rent a house in Fort Bragg/Mendocino, or Shelter Cove. Both would be within a 3-5 hr dr or so, and offer you riding opportunities, with beach and hiking for the family time. Fort Bragg has more family amenities though, ie grocery store, movie theater, more food options, etc.

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