Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track
I think if you can get to Kamloops, you'd be fine. From Kamloops, you can take the relatively low route to Cache Creek, then down thru the Fraser Canyon to Hope. The Coquihalla and the Connector from Kelowna to Merrit have some pretty high passes. I've been skiing at Silver Star in November, & coming back has been a total white-out on 97C (Pennask Summit).
I agree, you're much better off riding the coast route to SFO. Pretty unpredictable weather, expect lots of rain, but it might even be warm!