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Forum: Touring
10-30-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,553
Posted By mntbikedude

I've crossed a couple of times. The last time was...

I've crossed a couple of times. The last time was 2012 and I don't remember it being a big deal at all. But we were on mountain bikes with just rear panniers.
10-29-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,636
Posted By mntbikedude

It was 15 years ago today that I posted this...

It was 15 years ago today that I posted this little story. I'm happy to say the young man is now 25 and of course he's busy living life and now it is he who has to make the time to do things with me....
Forum: Touring
04-26-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,204
Posted By mntbikedude

Is there any reason that someone couldn't walk a...

Is there any reason that someone couldn't walk a bike across that bridge?
Forum: Touring
07-13-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,863
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
07-12-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
06-25-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

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....
Forum: Touring
06-25-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
Forum: Touring
06-25-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

Just click the bike icon

Just click the bike icon
Forum: Touring
06-25-12, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,514
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,204
Posted By mntbikedude

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....
Forum: Touring
06-19-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,164
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
06-17-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,306
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
06-13-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
Forum: Touring
06-12-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
05-31-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
05-30-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
05-29-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
Forum: Touring
05-29-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
05-29-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,636
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
05-29-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,636
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
Forum: Touring
05-28-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
05-28-12, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,636
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
05-28-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

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.
Forum: Touring
05-27-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

The light house sounds really run, thanks for the...

The light house sounds really run, thanks for the suggestion.
05-27-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,442
Posted By mntbikedude

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...
05-27-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

It's funny how each group has it's idea of what...

It's funny how each group has it's idea of what is acceptable and what is not. The cycling world seems to have more people who look down their noses, than a group of Southern Baptists visiting Salt...
Forum: Touring
05-27-12, 07:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

This is all really helpful information.

This is all really helpful information.
Forum: Touring
05-26-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

We aren't set on camping at Half Moon Bay, it...

We aren't set on camping at Half Moon Bay, it just didn't seem like there was many places after you leave there. But it sounds like there is other places that you mentioned. Thanks that gives me some...
Forum: Touring
05-26-12, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

Thanks that's all helpful information.

Thanks that's all helpful information.
05-26-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

LOL just googled him

LOL just googled him
Forum: Touring
05-26-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

bump for more input

bump for more input
Forum: Touring
05-26-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

Funny we actually just watched the original...

Funny we actually just watched the original Planet of the Apes movie last night. lol anyway Whatever route we take I would prefer to bi-pass devils slid area.
05-26-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,442
Posted By mntbikedude

UPDATE: the son went ahead and bought the...

UPDATE: the son went ahead and bought the Topanga, we not only rode Canada to Cali that trip, we went on to Mexico. The son just two years later at age 15 flew to Alaska with my older son and...
05-26-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,187
Posted By mntbikedude

UPDATE: I got the PA wear anything from 8 gauge...

UPDATE: I got the PA wear anything from 8 gauge to 2. Have never had a problem cycling. Got my nipples pierced at 12 gauge and not problems there either.
Forum: Touring
05-26-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By mntbikedude

San Francisco Airport to Half Moon Bay best route

My son and I will be flying in to SFO next month and doing a short trip to LA or San Deigo. We have cycled thru SF twice before and loved it but we don't think we want to bike back up into the city....
Forum: Touring
11-14-10, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By mntbikedude

delete thread

delete thread
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,281
Posted By mntbikedude

If you've got a decent body why not go shirtless,...

If you've got a decent body why not go shirtless, it feel awesome. Why do you care anyway.
11-04-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 25,552
Posted By mntbikedude

Wow had an amazing ride yesterday, considering it...

Wow had an amazing ride yesterday, considering it is November it was awesome to be racing down a 4 mile downhill shirtless.
Forum: Touring
04-20-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,535
Posted By mntbikedude

I'm not even sure what routes I have to choose...

I'm not even sure what routes I have to choose from. I've ridden from Vancouver to Mexico twice, but I have a feeling that is a lot easier than this would be. Which route is the easiest?
Forum: Touring
04-20-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,535
Posted By mntbikedude

Thanks for all the links

Thanks for all the links
Forum: Touring
04-19-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,535
Posted By mntbikedude

Calgary to Vancouver anyone done this trip?

Just wondering if anyone has done this trip. Are the plenty of places to camp? How is the road ie shoulders and climbs?
Forum: Touring
10-17-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By mntbikedude

Son just completed a new intro video to his Alaska to Mexico tour

My two sons aged 23 and 15 had completed a bike tour in 08 from Alaska to Mexico. Jake has slowly been putting the footage into a documentary about the experience. Check it out. The new intro video...
Forum: Touring
12-16-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By mntbikedude

No you won't regret it. They grow-up so fast. 10...

No you won't regret it. They grow-up so fast. 10 is a magical age and mom and dad are still super heros. Eventually you will become mere mortals in there eyes and then a few notches below that. Great...
Forum: Touring
12-12-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By mntbikedude

Yeah it helps when you own your own business and...

Yeah it helps when you own your own business and the wife doesn't agrees to watch things on the homefront. It was a bit crazy for me to have taken off in this economy.

But if I had done the...
Forum: Touring
12-12-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By mntbikedude

My sons and I and our summer adventure. Alaska to Mexico

Here is a couple of web sites about our trip.

http://www.myspace.com/alaska_to_mexico

http://alaska-to-mexico.blogspot.com/2008/12/chapter-1.html

Mark 15

Jake 22
Forum: Touring
08-12-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By mntbikedude

Well for reference, there was boxing but we had...

Well for reference, there was boxing but we had to got to almost every airline. Most couldn't care less about our problem including Jetblue the airline we were flying on. However Alaska Air came thru...
Forum: Touring
08-12-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By mntbikedude

Just finnished riding from Canada to Mexico this...

Just finnished riding from Canada to Mexico this past sunday with my two sons. It was an amazing trip. My sons started in Anchorage Alaska and met up with me in Vancouver BC. The Canada to Mexico...
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