View Full Version : Cycling pacific coast: BC to mexico

04-03-2007, 08:05 PM
Anyone interested in joining me on a bike trip from Vancouver to San Diego or beyond? THinking of leaving sometime in June. I am a young biologist planning on beginning a masters program in the fall, so want to get one last adventure in before being in school for two years. PLease e-mail me if interested: heather.gerstmar@gmail.com



04-03-2007, 11:22 PM
Oh, wow!
Do you bring back memories! I cycled from Seattle to San Fransisco in 1980
Best of luck!

04-04-2007, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the best wishes. I am very excited! Do you have any suggestions for the voyage??

I just bought a Cannondale R500 road bike yesterday. I am now trying to decide if I should get a bob trailer or what to do for bringing my gear. I decided agaisnt a touring bike because I want to do triathalons when I get back. What do you use?

04-04-2007, 01:58 PM
I've toured with both panniers (Pacific Coast) and a bob trailer (Nova Scotia). At first I really preferred the panniers, but i eventually got used to the trailer. Descents were a little squirrelly with it.


04-04-2007, 04:19 PM
Would you consider having a man along on the trip? My husband is Australian and has to go back in July for awhile, he has been talking about doing the same thing- riding south and flying out of L.A. He is an avid cycletourist- but don't worry about speed, he likes to look as he rides and I'm often ahead of him. You'de want to take care of the cooking- as he only cooks pasta- but he is a great bike mechanic. I wouldn't be able to go due to work, but I know that he'd love it.