Hello, everyone, this is my first post here.
My wife and I want to cycle along West Coast, from Seattle to San Diego...
It is long-distance so we want to use steel-frame MTB, budget less than $600 for each bike.
Do you think cheap MTB from Walmart can do this job? I am not joking, just asking, we never did long distance biking before. (I have got answers from the following replies)
Any suggestions on where to buy? Please recommend two or three nice bikeshop for us to visit..
We will buy bikes then do shakedowns in or around Seattle. Any route recommendations? 10-20 miles will be good for us for the first few days, we will have jet lag.
Thanks a lot, Seattle cyclists!!!
Some background info:
1, Both of us have no long-distance riding experience. I did 250 mile solo hiking in 2010.
2, I am 44 years old, my wife is 41. We are from Beijing, China. I was a professional interpreter before.
3, We will buy bicycles in Seattle, then spend a week or so to do a few shakedown tour around Seattle, get our bikes and body tuned. for example, riding to Bellingham.
4, Before our flight from Beijing to Seattle, we will do 2-3 shakedowns in Beijing. Somewhere will hurt, I know.
5, We are going to spend 3 months, cycling, visiting interesting places, looking around, eating something new, and have fun.