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Routes / Re: Minnesota to West Coast route options?
« Last post by indyfabz on April 09, 2015, 10:37:32 am »
Cross the border would be fun except I need Canadian visa.
Any suggestions for fun routes from the Glacier to Seattle?


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Following the route I mentioned above will take you from Cut Bank, MT, which is on the Northern Tier, to St. Mary, which is the west entrance to Glacier N.P., without going into Canada.

Just continue to follow the Northern Tier Route west from Glacier to the Mt. Vernon, WA area and then head south on the Pacific Coast route, eventually taking a ferry to Seattle. Lots of nice stuff to see (e.g. the east shore of Lake Koocanusa south of Eureka, MT), and several mountain passes in WA.

Also, a few people have described a way to get from Rockport, WA (nice campground there), which is on the Northern Tier route west of the Cascades, to Seattle, via Rte. 530, etc., but I couldn't begin to give you the details.
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General Discussion / Re: USA visa at Canadian border.
« Last post by Rick_Riding on April 09, 2015, 10:37:01 am »
UK, national.
Was just wondering if anyone had done this in the past. I always like to have a good idea what the answer might be before I ask the question. I've a good idea it isn't that simple, but wonderd if people had found any flexibility for touring cyclists.
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General Discussion / Re: USA visa at Canadian border.
« Last post by DaveB on April 09, 2015, 09:41:03 am »
Assuming you are not a US citizen, you could contact the  US INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) and get the official answer.
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General Discussion / Re: USA visa at Canadian border.
« Last post by John Nelson on April 09, 2015, 09:35:08 am »
What is your nationality?
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General Discussion / USA visa at Canadian border.
« Last post by Rick_Riding on April 09, 2015, 08:55:41 am »
Can anyone give me advice on this situation. Preferably from experience and not just speculation.

I'm planning to enter Alaska on the visa waver system ie. 3 month stay. Cycle down into Canada and spend up to 4 months there.

Leaving Canada by land border. Is it possible to get another 3 month visa on arrival or if not can i get another visa for the US before leaving Canada? (is this possible at the border?)

Thanks for any help with this.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello newb here looking for advice
« Last post by staehpj1 on April 09, 2015, 08:19:49 am »
Just me, but I would consider either going later in the season when it will be cooler for that last leg or not doing it as a loop if the heat will be too bad.  If timing the trip to finish in the Fall wasn't an option I would probably fly or take the train from San Francisco or San Diego back to SLC.  I really hate hot weather though.

Abandoning the loop requirement could maybe open up some other possibilities.  Something to consider anyway.

On the 100 mile per day goal...  Most of the folks I met who planned to average 100 mpd wound up doing a good bit less; most of them more like 80 mpd.  Ideally I'd suggest allowing enough time for a slower pace and taking it as it comes pace wise.  Alternately being flexible on the end point works too.  That way you can do 100 mpd if you want but you have plenty of flexibility built in to the plan for a slower pace if that winds up making sense.  A rigid schedule can really suck a lot of the joy out of a tour.

What ever you decide, have a great trip.  It sounds like you will be travelling through some beautiful country.
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General Discussion / Re: New York to San Francisco Ride
« Last post by Mark Manley on April 09, 2015, 06:29:36 am »
Some of them drive you nuts because they are run by Indians, East Indians as they say here, and at the check-in you get a lovely aroma of Indian food but there isn't an Indian restaurant for many miles around.

That will drive any Brit nuts, we love Indian food and regard it as our national dish. Good luck with your ride.
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General Discussion / Re: Hello newb here looking for advice
« Last post by jmsbrlw on April 09, 2015, 02:12:35 am »
my route that I am after is from salt lake to Seattle then from Seattle to San diago after San diego back to salt lake I was thinking the south to north first to get the hottest part of the ride done first. are the winds pretty consistent? and my pace per day currently is 40 miles and that is just in the commute to and from work my goal is to do 100 per day
 
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Routes / Idaho Hot Springs Loop 2015
« Last post by crjohnson on April 09, 2015, 01:30:33 am »
Wife & I are hoping to do the IHSL this year. Right now the best time for us work-wise is the last week of May - first week of June. Anyone know what the snowpack is like this year? Are we crazy to think we could do this route so early in the season?


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Routes / Re: Minnesota to West Coast route options?
« Last post by tddong on April 09, 2015, 12:41:13 am »
Cross the border would be fun except I need Canadian visa.
Any suggestions for fun routes from the Glacier to Seattle?


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