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Routes / Traffic on the California section of the Pacific Coast Route
« on: February 17, 2013, 11:22:24 am »
Hey all,

In June of this year, my wife and I are leaving from Portland, Or to head south along the Pacific Coast Route to San Fran. I bought the book "Bicycling the Pacific Coast Route" and it is a wealth of info. However, in reading the sections on Northern California, there are SEVERAL mentions about how busy the road is, the logging trucks, heavy traffic, big campers, etc... Is it really that bad? Can anyone shed more light on this for me? My wife is not a big fan of busy roads unless the shoulder is wide, but the book says that in a lot of places, the shoulder doesn't exist. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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General Discussion / Step thru frames
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:37:44 pm »
Anyone ever tour on a step thru framed bike? AKA a women's bike. I have a friend who wants to do a tour and isn't sure if her bike will work or not.

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Gear Talk / Tire width - 28 too narrow for touring?
« on: May 05, 2012, 07:49:22 pm »
Hello folks,

I basically have one bike that I ride for all occasions. It's a touring specific bike and I love it, but honestly 95% of the time I am not touring on it. Instead I am commuting to work, riding charity rides, club rides, work out rides etc... I currently am running 32's but would like to switch to 28's, but am wondering if they might be too skinny for touring? When fully loaded, the bike weighs around 95 lbs give or take a little.

Any info?

Thanks,
Pat

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General Discussion / Bike weight
« on: April 16, 2012, 05:58:49 am »
Hi folks,

My wife and I are planning a long bike trip around America. We weighed our bikes and gear and hers came in at 82 pounds and mine at 95. Does this seem like a lot or is that pretty much right? I know it probably varies significantly from one person to the next but is there any info out there on what the average bike weighs loaded up for a long tour?

Thanks,

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