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  1. On my first tour in 2002 my son and his friend...

    On my first tour in 2002 my son and his friend both age 16 and I took Amtrak to Portland from SLC with our bikes. We had a blast, the two boys and I sing barbershop and we sang our way all the way up...
  2. Just got finished with our tour. We ended up...

    Just got finished with our tour. We ended up taking Westborough Blvsd? Sharp Park Rd, it was kinda crazy traffic and climb to start the trip but I always like the ride down the coast. A motorcyclist...
  3. Probably asking both about going thru a bad...

    Probably asking both about going thru a bad neighborhood and also the danger issue. The reality is that I have cycled thru downtown San Francisco and also Devils Slide so we will probably be fine....
  4. Ok about the route taking the road from San Bruno...

    Ok about the route taking the road from San Bruno direct to the coast over to pacifica? And yeah I have already ridden devils slide and I can do that.
  5. Just click the bike icon

    Just click the bike icon
  6. Ok we have decided to take basically the most...

    Ok we have decided to take basically the most direct route to half moon bay. Using google maps bike route. If someone that knows the area could do the same route and just look it over as see that...
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    I definitely support the idea of two smaller...

    I definitely support the idea of two smaller tents. My sons and I do a lot of long tours. (45 days) And it's nice to have our own space. My youngest son has the Hubba that he loves. And I have the...
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    My son has a Trek 820 that he tours with and...

    My son has a Trek 820 that he tours with and swears by it. Apparently it has a chromoly frame or something. His biggest tour was from Alaska to Mexico, all done on a converted Trek 820....
  9. I agree with this. I started doing bike tours in...

    I agree with this. I started doing bike tours in 2002 using a Raleigh M60 about $500 US. My sons have a Trek 820 and a Diamond back topanga. Both are under $500. Where have these bikes gone? Well we...
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    Guess I will add mine here. Although I hope it...

    Guess I will add mine here. Although I hope it really wont qualify for a short trip. Son #2 and I are starting in San Francisco on the 26 and hopefully will ride to Mexico. He's a busy 19 year old...
  11. I'm happy to report that this was just the...

    I'm happy to report that this was just the beginning of highlights for this son. In 2008 at 15 he and his older brother started in Alaska and biked to Mexico, I joined them in Vancouver BC and went...
  12. I'm very proud and I'm also kind a trying to drum...

    I'm very proud and I'm also kind a trying to drum up interest to keep him motivated to keep writing because as the dad I really enjoy reading it.
  13. Alaska to Mexico blog, two brothers rite of passage bike tour.

    In 2008 my sons aged 15 and 22 went on the adventure of their lifes. Cycling from Anchorage Alaska to Mexico. My oldest son has been working on putting this into a guide form. It's a great story...
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    Poll: LOL most likely :D and in reference to your above...

    LOL most likely :D and in reference to your above post it really is just a good feeling.
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    Poll: It's common sense to cover up with fair skin....

    It's common sense to cover up with fair skin. I've cycled thru Death Valley many times shirtless and never had heat stroke. Mind you this was in April.
  16. This is the intro video my son did about the bike...

    This is the intro video my son did about the bike trip we took in 2008. He and my younger son just 15 at the time started in Anchorage Alaska and rode to Mexico. I met up with them in Vancouver BC...
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    Poll: I agree with this post, this is really the times...

    I agree with this post, this is really the times I ride shirtless as well. Typically it's going to be out in the country with few people around.
  18. So far this one is making the most sense of all...

    So far this one is making the most sense of all the recommendations.(Although all suggestions have merit and I am considering). We are flying in later at night and have a hotel close to the airport...
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    Thank-you for your post and congrats on your...

    Thank-you for your post and congrats on your first child. It goes by so fast.
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    That is so awesome. When my daughter was four I...

    That is so awesome. When my daughter was four I put her in my child's seat on my bike and we went on our own little picnic. To this day that is a very clear memory for her. That so great that your...
  21. The first time we biked thru SF was summer of...

    The first time we biked thru SF was summer of 2006 my son was just 13 and devils slide was closed. I decided it just wasn't worth the risk to go the proposed alternate route and so we rented a truck...
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    Update: The glad I made time saga continues to...

    Update: The glad I made time saga continues to have ripple effects. This son is now 19, in 2006 he and I rode the entire pacific coast he was 13. At 15 he and my older son flew to Anchorage, Alaska...
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    Poll: Sorry man I reacted too harsh to your post. Must...

    Sorry man I reacted too harsh to your post. Must be time to get out on my bike I'm a bit too edgy.
  24. The light house sounds really run, thanks for the...

    The light house sounds really run, thanks for the suggestion.
  25. Thanks I'm very proud of these two boys,...

    Thanks I'm very proud of these two boys, especially since they have had to earn the money themselves to pay for all these adventures. I'm also pretty happy over the fact that other than the ride from...
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