Hi, am planning a touring trip from Portland Oregon to San Diego this summer from mid August to September, with my brother. Both aged 20, I currently own a specialized allez sport 09 size 56cm- which does have the capacity for panniers.
This is my first touring trip. I am currently struggling to work out the best option of getting my bike over to Portland. Prior to the tour I will be working at a summer camp for two months in New York state. Would my best option be to ship the bike over to portland so that it arrives when I do there, or would it be to carry the bike with me to New York and then on to Portland(four serperate flights altogether including return journey).
Looking for cheapest/easiest options.
My brother does not currently own a worthy bike, is his best option purchasing a bike in the UK and shipping/traveling with the bike or would it be to pre order the bike from a shop in Portland and pick it up at the begining of our trip?
Would my best option also be to buy a bike in this way rather than deal with shipping costs?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.