« on: October 10, 2016, 09:01:15 pm »
July is a great time, albeit there is lots of tourist traffic then. Some roads have little shoulder, esp in Calif. I recommend using a mirror and knowing how to use it. The route is a good one, and you'll meet up with other cyclists. The camping is very good, and very cheap in Oregon and Calif. In Washington, there are no cheap biker sites like there are in the other 2 states. The camping is so good in Ore and Cal, that you might decide that you don't mind it at all. I would not hesitate in doing it alone. Again, the main hazard is the roads with poor shoulders. You must be experienced in highway traffic and in dealing with wide trailers and RV's coming form behind. Also be aware that the route is very hilly, constantly up and down almost the whole way. It'snot like in the mountains, where you climb a pass for hours and then you're done for awhile. Instead, you often climb for 15 minutes, go down for 5 and then climb another one.
The route has exceptional scenery. I say go for it and have a great trip!