Hit the Road

Pacific Coast

September 2011: Cycle the Pacific Coast Route, Vancouver to San Diego

1987 miles over roughly a two-month period via Vancouver Island, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Disneyland.

Astoria, Oregon: Goonie HQ

Visit to Astoria and the Goonies House.


Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, 390 miles

Photos from 10 days of cycling along the Olympic Peninsula, Washington State – from Port Angeles to the Oregon border at Astoria.


500 Miles and Counting

The first notable milestone – 500 miles passed on the way to Ocean City, Washington.

Ocean City: doesn’t really count as a city

A lot of the seaside towns on the Pacific coast get very quiet after Labour day (1st Weekend in Sept.) Even in the peak season though, I think this barely counts as a village.


Forks & La Push: Twilight Town, Washington

Travelling through Washington, we arrived at the home of the Twilight Saga.

Goodbye Canada! Off to Washington

Taking the ferry from Vistoria to Port Angeles, USA.

Tofino to Victoria: 73 Miles

The surf resort of Tofino, where we were kindly put up by Pip and Dave in their cabin overlooking the Quilquot Sound. Then back on route heading South.


Vancouver to Tofino, 147 miles

Our trip down the coast to San Diego starts with a detour from the planned route – heading west to Tofino.

My Kinda Toon: Camping on Newcastle Island

Our first night’s camp gave me a taste of home.

The Journey Begins

Bikes built and test rides done, we are finally ready to hit the road.