I'm from England and I'm arriving in Vancouver in May 2013. I'm planning on riding a bicycle down to LA or possibly Tijuana, Mexico. If all goes well I will take a hop over to Australia and continue the ride.
I have never done anything like this before so I expect the first week or two to be slow and tough going but hopefully I will get into the flow.
I will mainly be camping and cant wait to see everything along the way.
At the moment I'm doing the trip alone but I'm sure I will meet tons of people en route. Would like to find someone likeminded who fancies doing the whole thing with me though.
I'm 31, male, reasonably fit but not ridden a bike seriously since I was about 10 but hey, why not.
Get in touch if this sounds like an adventure you would like to have too. I would be happy to travel with a male or female. I plan on making it a leisurely journey. It's not a race, it's an adventure.
As I said, I'm completely new to the world of bikes and touring. My only concern is the doing it solo issue> For example what are you meant to do with all your gear when you pop into a shop or something? Do you just leave all your panniers on your Bike?
A good place to look for riding companions is at the Adventure Cyclcing website. Adventure Cycling is an organization focused on bicycle touring. In fact, you will be able to purchase an excellent map from them for the Canada to Mexico Pacific Coast route. Thier website is www.adventurecycling.com