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Offline gravelbiker

Pacific Coast Canada to Mexico
« on: September 16, 2020, 03:20:41 pm »
I have an opportunity with my work schedule to take time off starting mid October 2020. Any thoughts on whether that's to late to start a Canada to Mexico trip down the coast?

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Pacific Coast Canada to Mexico
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 03:43:47 pm »
First, welcome to the ACA Forums. 

The answer is it depends.  A lot of the campgrounds (and some stores) may be closed due to Covid, the fires, or the end of the season. The weather is a little cool but OK.  Check out for a really good climate almanac to see if the climate is fine for you.

On the plus side, you should have a tailwind and less traffic.

Hope you have a great ride if you decide to go.

Tailwinds, John

Offline staehpj1

Re: Pacific Coast Canada to Mexico
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 08:11:02 pm »
What John said, but I'll add that I think at some point the winds tend to reverse and may favor the other direction of travel.  Check on that while looking into the weather.  I know they tend to do that in bad weather.

Also, right now the smoke would be impossible.  It can be a problem even when it is barely visible.  I have had tours and backpacking trips that became pretty miserable due to forest fire smoke.  Maybe it will be better when you are ready to go.