We are coming out to CA at the end of April and staying for two weeks into May. I'm trying desperately to figure out if we are going to want to have road bikes with us for our whole trip, or if we'll only want them for a few days while in Healdsburg.
We fly into SF, spend several days at Yosemite (staying at the Lodge in the park), several days in Healdsburg and then several days in Mendocino. We have two days back in SF before our flight home.
We are fairly avid road cyclists. We ride at least once a week, generally about 30 miles with moderate rolling hills. In the winter we train inside to stay ready for our outside riding. My BF must clip into his pedals because of an ankle injury and will only ride on clean, dry pavement. While we don't mind riding with traffic, we do not want to risk an accident while on vacation and would want to avoid any high traffic or high risk (tourist, drunk tourists, route 1 etc) areas.
For this vacation we are looking to be active, really immerse ourselves in the state - especially the scenery but also the food!
Are there any other road cyclists out there that could comment on the road riding conditions in each of the areas we will be?
Thanks so much!