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Offline cdelfino

Pacific Coast Route - Beginning in Bellingham, WA on May 19
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:13:36 am »
Hi there,

I'm a 26 yo female living in Phoenix. I am planning to bike some/most/all of the Pacific Coast beginning in Bellingham WA on May 19. Planning to do about 40 miles/day at the beginning, working up to 70-80. Aiming for San Francisco but hoping to make it to LA. Looking for other cyclists who have the same route planned for the same time frame as it would be nice to make connections before the ride.

Cheers,
Christine

Feel free to email me!
seadel@gmail.com

Offline John Nelson

Re: Pacific Coast Route - Beginning in Bellingham, WA on May 19
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 11:07:24 pm »
Christine,

I did it last August/September, Bellingham to south of San Diego. It's easy to ride directly out of the Bellingham airport (I've done that twice). It's a great ride. Lots of hiker/biker camp sites, so it's a great route to camp. You can read more about my trip in my journal. I averaged 60 miles a day. Big Sur is the best, but the whole route is fantastic (although it gets quite different south of Santa Barbara). I suspect, however, that due to the severe California drought, you may find that many of the California state park campgrounds have closed the showers--bummer! Wash yourself off at the water spigot or jump in the ocean.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/goingdown

Have a great time.

Offline Cyclesafe

Re: Pacific Coast Route - Beginning in Bellingham, WA on May 19
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2015, 12:32:16 pm »
Hopefully, some will respond.  But, in any case you will meet up with several (my guess 3-5) other tourers on the same route at the same time.  If you need to change companions, then take an early rest day or double up your mileage to meet with others.  My plan is to start August 24 from Vancouver (my 5th and final?) trek down the coast.