Author Topic: When should I start my trip to cali  (Read 1403 times)

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Offline mudnpool

When should I start my trip to cali
« on: June 10, 2009, 05:19:50 pm »
Hello, my name is Ethan. I am planning on living on my bike soon. I will be riding my bike from Bucks County Pa up to Erie Pa. From there I will ride the northern tier route. Then from there get on the Pacific Coast route and Ride it to Humbolt Count Were the redwoods are. I will be doing volunteer work for the national park for a bit untill I get used to the climate. I am wondering what time of the year should I start my trip to avoid dangerous weather along the way. My main concern is the west. Im npot sure how long it will take me to get there so I need some one who had ridden from east to west before to tell me about when to start so I get there when weather is not to cold. Thank you

Offline cyclebum

Re: When should I start my trip to cali
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 06:10:43 pm »
When wondering about likely weather conditions, I like to check it out at http://weather.msn.com/forecasts.aspx.
Type in a city near a area you're concerned about. Then scroll down the page a little find the chart displaying average lows, highs, and maximums as well as monthly precipitation.

Offline DaveB

Re: When should I start my trip to cali
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 09:32:11 am »
When wondering about likely weather conditions, I like to check it out at http://weather.msn.com/forecasts.aspx.
Type in a city near a area you're concerned about. Then scroll down the page a little find the chart displaying average lows, highs, and maximums as well as monthly precipitation.
Keep in mind; "Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get."  Even in summer, some of the high mountain passes in the west can be snowed in or have severe storms.  Give youself time to wait them out.