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1/4/15 1:30 A

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I'm still kind of new to cycling. I bike commute to work and have been running more and more of my errands on my bike. The more I ride, the more I want to ride.
I've been learning more about bike touring and I want to do it.
Have you heard of Adventure Cyclist? It's a website, group, magazine, organization, etc. I got a free copy of their magazine and am thinking about subscribing.
I guess my questions are more about how to get into it more, as a beginner? Do I start with short trips that are local, like to the city 20 miles away and have lunch, then ride home and gradually expand the distance? Do I just go for it and take a bike trip that takes me 2 hours in a car? What's the best way to travel along the interstate/highway? Are bikes even permitted on the highway in AZ?
If you know answers to my questions, please let me know. Or, if you've done some bike traveling, please share.
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1/18/14 6:17 P

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I can not get this idea out of my head...

The Pacific Coast bicycle route from Vancouver BC to Mexico is 1987.3 miles long, excluding side trips.
The entire route can be done in 42 days average riding about 52 miles per day average.

The Pacific Coast bicycle route from Vancouver BC south along some of the world's most scenic coastline to palm lined beaches at the Mexican border. More than a route, this is an adventure where incredible scenery is topped off with visits to national parks, a national recreation area, several national historical monuments, innumerable state parks, museums, forts, and lighthouses. Along the route are friendly towns with bakeries and art galleries, huge bustling metropolises with fascinating museums and excellent restaurants, beautiful forests, lonely sea coasts and wind sculptured sand dunes. Included in the adventure are sea otters, sea lions, sea gulls, pelicans, elk, raccoon's, chipmunks, deer, and an amazing cross sections of people.



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10/28/13 11:07 A

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Hello
I just finished a car drive from Vancouver Canada down the west coast Oregon route 101 to the California border. On the way I met a man who is cycling around the world - I stopped and talked a short time with him. It brought back up memories of my younger me of doing so.
What ever happen to the dream of cycling around Canada or the USA??
MY QUESTIONS - have you dreamed of doing this ever?
What is stopping (us) you from doing it now?

And if you have share your experiences!



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