Archive for March, 2015

bike stick

The Bike…

Here I’m going to look into my bike options for my 3000km Pacific Coast road trip from Canada to Mexico.  I currently own 2012 Specialized Allez Comp road bike that in its current configuration weighs 9.6kg.  I have decided that I am going to make this bike work for the trip even though it is not designed for touring with excess baggage and weight.  The bike has no braze-ons or eyelets on the rear fork section to fit a standard rack.  There are a number of options to configure the bike into a suitable lightweight tour bike. I weigh 65kg so I am aiming for a total weigh in of less that 100kg for me, my bike and my stuff.  This gives me 25kg to play with.  I plan to mostly camp along the way so the bike will need to be set-up to carry all my camping and clothing needs. (more…)

Vancouver to Tijuana Routemap

The Conception of a Daft Idea….

I’ve been toying with the idea of taking a road trip by bicycle to see some of Canada & America during my 4 months between jobs period. (more…)