Ok folks, this will most definitely be the last blog about the bike ride and just to wrap up, after the video in the previous blog, we wanted to share our mileage chart with you.
It ain’t no Strava and we didn’t record the route, times, distances to the nearest meter online, but this is pretty accurate from google maps, state park campgrounds to Warmshowers hosts to friends of friends addresses.
63,460ft of climbing from Vancouver to Tijuana apparently, just googled it.
By the way if anyone has been inspired to do this trip then we recommend getting the Bicycling the Pacific Coast Highway book also on Kindle, which was helpful to us finding campgrounds, knowing the nearest supermarket was x miles away, or getting onto a quiet shortcut. Of course too if y’all have any questions about the trip jut drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2100 miles, 3 flats, one fall (Ross stuck in his kleets at a traffic light), a few tears (mostly Ross’s when he fell at the traffic lights), 38 packets of trail mix, too much coffee, and a few tails to tell the grandkids.
It’s not about the numbers though. It’s about living in the moment, about the stories, about the adventure. Being on the road with someone you love, with nothing more than a bike, a tent and a few spare t-shirts. The simple life is rewarding.
The road treated us well and the final ride was both a sad and happy trail. We’ll miss the people we have met, the wind in our faces and the ever changing scenery evolving in front of us. We’ll pack the bikes away very grateful for the dreams they helped us discover. On to the next chapter now though, a winter surfing in Costa Rica awaits. We will continue our blog so stay tuned and thank you to all our followers so far.
Here is a little 3 minute video highlighting the best bits from our adventures. http://youtu.be/b1cMvFjSCIM.