Originally Posted by EdGear
Brents347 - The PCQ route from Truckee north sounds pretty amazing from the ride report you linked in. It seemed to take them 4 days to get to Bend. Do you know ways around the trouble sections and dead ends they ran into?
I never read the whole report! So I don't know of the trouble spots or dead ends. I do know that I rode from Truckee to Old Station in one day (days 7 and 8 for them) and it wasn't that hard. There was one spot where we got 'lost' on some Sierra Pacific Industries land. We just couldn't make link the GPS route to the roads we were on. Eventually, using the GPS, we were wble to make things connect and ride on out. Maybe 30 minutes lost. We also rode it in June of 2011 and there was a TON of snow. We lost alot of time in the Gold Lake area. Maybe another 90 minutes or more. And also, as it gets later in the day you can always hop out to the road at one of the very many crossings and make up some miles.
The fires, now that may be another issue. Using the PCQ maps and fire maps from the internet, it looks like the section from Quincy to lake Almanor and the section of Hwy 89 through Lassen park could be in question.