PCH Tour: Index for My 2014 Pacific Coast Tour

Humbug Mountain Beach

This is the index for all of my reblogged Instagram posts from my 2014 Pacific Coast Bicycle Tour. Starting at the end of July, I rode solo from Vancouver, Canada to Ensenada, Mexico with nothing but a bicycle loaded with camping gear. It’s hard to say it was a solo ride though. I met so many amazing people along the way, and made a couple of lifelong friends. These posts are more of a log of my day to day activities and encounters. Some are very basic. Some really dive into the way I was feeling at the time. There are no mile logs or specific tips and tactics outside of the surprises that I had along the way.

At the start of this tour I was anxious and unsure if I could make it out there on my own. By the end, I just wanted to keep going. I do not think this will be my last tour. I hope it’s the first of many. Enjoy the posts and photos, and leave me any questions or comments that you have. I’ll make sure to get back to you. Maybe these can even help you on your tour. Just get out there and start pedaling. Everything will come together from there.

Blog Posts:
Test Run – Leo Carrillo State Beach
Day 1: LA to Oregon
Day 2: Oregon to Vancouver
Day 3: Downtown Vancouver & Stanley Park
Day 4: Vancouver Art Gallery & Burrard St. Bridge
Day 5: Vancouver to Victoria via Ferry
Day 6: Victoria & B.C. Day Celebrations
Day 7: Victoria’s China Town
Day 8: Back in the USA – Port Angeles
Day 9: Blow to Ego and Kitsap State Park
Day 10: Bainbridge Ferry to Seattle
Day 11: Downtown Seattle and Karaoke Bar
Day 12: The EMP and Drinks with Friends
Day 13: Seattle to Dash Point State Park
Day 14: Tacoma to Millersylvania State Park
Day 15: Detours and Lewis & Clark State Park
Day 16: Dodging Rain & a Travelodge in Longview
Day 17: Hello Portland, Oregon
Day 18: Walking, Talking, Food & More Food
Day 19: Drinking Deschutes on Volcanoes
Day 20: Goodbye Portland & Hello Porkchops
Day 21: Meeting Russ & Birdbath in Astoria
Day 22: Getting My Goonies on in Astoria
Day 23: Misty Cannon Beach to Barview Jetty
Day 24: New Friends in Devil’s Lake State Park
Day 25: Devil’s Lake to Beachside State Park
Day 26: Amazing Coastline to Umpqua Lighthouse
Day 27: Aunt Cindy Blocks My Game in North Bend
Day 28: Foggy Bandon to Humbug Mountain Sunset
Day 29: Oregon Coastline to Harris Beach
Day 30: Welcome to California’s Trees of Mystery
Day 31: Lost Aunt Cindy in Klamath
Day 32: Arcata to RiverWalk RV Campground
Day 33: Into the Avenue of Giants
Day 34: Tired Legs and New Friends
Day 35: Up and Over Leggett Mountain
Day 36: Lost Tom at Anchor Bay
Day 37: Apple Fritters and Zombie Rescue
Day 38: And Finally an Off Day in Petaluma
Day 39: Sonoma Valley Bicycle Wine Tasting
Day 40: Goodbye to the Hammock Guys
Day 41: Another Off Day with some Lagunitas
Day 42: Last Day with the McCoys
Day 43: Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge
Day 44: Exploring San Francisco and Twin Peaks
Day 45: Visiting Google and GitHub
Day 46: San Francisco to Half Moon Bay
Day 47: New Friend at New Brighton State Beach
Day 48: Jeepers Creepers – Veterans Memorial Park
Day 49: Through Carmel and into Big Sur
Day 50: Endless Stars, but no Water at Kirk Creek
Day 51: Big Climbs in Big Sur with the California Coastal Classic
Day 52: Encounter with Dom and Flat #2
Day 53: Big Push from Oceano to Refugio
Day 54: REI Tent Return & Santa Barbara Sunset
Day 55: Full Circle Back in the ‘Bu
Day 56: Easy Day on L.A. Beaches
Day 57: The Port of Los Angels & Down to Doheny
Day 58: Riding Through Camp Pendleton
Day 59: Hello La Jolla and San Diego
Day 60: Drinks on 5th & Planning for Mexico
Day 61: A Day of Recovery Before the Mexico Push
Day 62: The Finishline in MEXICO!
Day 63: Hitchhiking Waves in Ensenada
Day 64: Train Ride Home and My Reflections



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