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Suggestion 4 Tandem Rides - Genoa, NV(6 posts)

Suggestion 4 Tandem Rides - Genoa, NVDMtbRider
May 12, 2003 5:36 PM
Okay, okay...

We're checking out the timeshare at David Walley's resort, Genoa Neveda. Blame my wife. She's always talkin' with friends who go to these "weekend sale visits" and claim they don't buy anything and have a good time at the expense of the vacation facility. I hope she's satisfied!

Anyways, I'm thinking why not bring the tandem (she doesn't Mtb ride). We could ride Hwy 50 at Lake Tahoe for fun. Or...does anyone have a suggestion of a ride that is moderate terrain and good views/scenery?

We use to have a family cabin on the Truckee just a few miles down-stream from Tahoe City. I know the traffic can be a bear on the roads around the lake. I don't have much experience riding the south lake or neveda side.

Thanks,
Daniel

PS We're NEW tandem owners. This is the only way I can get my wife to ride with me. She promises's she'll help pedal!
Ebbets and Monitor Pass are nice :-)hammy
May 12, 2003 7:29 PM
The scenery is gorgeous...but if the climbs don't kill you, then your wife will.

There are many great county roads in the valley, and beautiful rolling hills in the foothills and base of the mountains in and around Markleeville/Woodfords. Woodfords into the Hope Valley is nice. Ride in the morning, as there are usually strong afternoon winds.

Ebbets, Monitor, Carson, and Luther Passes are all in the vicinity...and are current/former portions of The Death Ride.
Good restaurant in Markleeville; Grover Hot Springscory
May 12, 2003 7:48 PM
Markleeville's not a bad ride from Genoa (go in from Woodfords, not over Monitor Pass, unless you're way more serious than I am). Grover Hot Springs is a nice break, or you can stay there. I live in Verdi, but I haven't been down around Jacks Valley and Genoa in awhile--I know there's been a lot of growth there in the last few years, so some places I used to ride probably look like Bakersfield now...
Once you get comfortable on the bike, and if your stoker's willing, Ebbetts Pass to...what's the name of that lake up there? Alpine?...or even Arnold/Murphy's/Angels Camp would be a challenging but pretty ride. I like Ebbetts even though there's not much shoulder because there aren't many cars and they have to go so slowly.
There's a restaurant in Markleeville that's really excellent, and I'd feel smarter if I could remember the name. Something like Gigli's??
Ooh, ooh--thought of another one.cory
May 12, 2003 8:01 PM
On 395 before Topaz Lake, there's a turnoff to Smith and Wellington. If you take that, then head south on (I think it is) Highway 338, you'll eventually come out in Bridgeport on Highway 395. Haven't done it in a few years, but I think it's about 85 miles. Much less traffic than 395, and a long but not brutal climb over Sweetwater Summit. There are motels in Bridgeport. Or for a day trip, you can drive down to the turnoff for Smith, then ride as much of it as you want as an out-and-back. Returning to Genoa on 395 the next day is also a possibility, but that's getting pretty busy for me, at least on weekends.
www.villagigli.comLactateIntolerant
May 12, 2003 9:01 PM
They're only open on Sat. & Sun., reservations required. Haven't been there yet, but have heard great things and have reservations in a couple of weeks.
Thanks for the Suggestions! (nm)DMtbRider
May 13, 2003 9:40 AM