2014


Johnny & Sang Hyun at the Golden Gate Bridge
2014 Pacific Coast (Vancouver to San Francisco) 2014 Pacific Coast (Vancouver to San Francisco) – 8:43 2 Years Ago In 2014, I went on my first multi-week, self-supported bicycle tour with my brother-in-law, Sang Hyun. Our trip was documented in writing and in photos previously. We also had video footage as well. While we archived all of more »

2014 Pacific Coast (Vancouver to San Francisco) (Video)


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We are borrowing something our friend, Evadne, who posted on her Tumblr blog in revealing our Pacific Coast bike tour by the numbers.  Enjoy! 78178: elevation gained (ft) 77760: calories burned 4840: highest elevation gain in a day (ft) 1413: total tour miles 1269: total cost per person ($) 127: hours on the saddle 78: most miles more »

A Pacific Coast Bike Tour By the Numbers


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We’ve had a whole month to process and relive our adventure by telling stories to friends and family.  Here are some questions that both Sang Hyun and I decided to answer independently about our trip. Q & A Favorite Campsite: Sang Hyun (SH): Saltery Bay, BC Johnny (J): Burlington, CA Least Favorite Campsite: SH: Woods County more »

2014 Pacific Coast Trip In Review



Johnny & Sang Hyun at the Golden Gate Bridge
This is it.  The final post of our trip.  With only about 25 miles to ride, we finally arrive to our destination in San Francisco where I started by Pacific Coast journey in 2010 and Sang Hyun did his in 2011.  We did snag into a snafu while rolling into the city so check out more »

Day 32: Pacific Coast, Check! (San Rafael to San Francisco)


Thanks to Darcy & Matt for hosting 2
Our only hot day of the trip as we leave the coastal route and head into the town of Petaluma and eventually into San Rafael for a warm showers host who happened to be a friend I met through Adventure Cycling Association’s LTC training.  It was a long day of grinding through hills, enjoying tailwinds, more »

Day 31: Summer Time (Bodega Bay Dunes State Park to ...


Can you spot the seal?
My body finally felt fatigued as I pedaled out of camp in the morning with Sang Hyun. We had tailwind but that was not very helpful as we rolled through the 68 miles to our next camp ground. A good break got us going as we battled the Sonoma Coast climbs and came up to more »

Day 30: Fatigued (Manchester KOA to Bodega Bay Dunes State ...



Our group of 2 became a group of 4 today as said good-bye to Yves and Linda (the French Canadian couple) and rolled into town for a big breakfast at Dennys. Portlan and Roberto left the both of us after breakfast a few minutes earlier but we later reconvened. The ride turned out to be more »

Day 29: Blown In (Mackericher State Park to Manchester KOA)


Finally on Highway 1
This was probably one of our least favorite days so far in our trip down the Pacific Coast. Not only did we need to climb the highest hill for the entire trip, we had to endure several more up and down hills along the coast on PCH. The only saving grace was that we are more »

Day 28: Blah! (Standish Hickey Campgrounds to Mackericher State Park)


Sang Hyun through the Shrine Tree
With only about 4 days left to get to San Francisco, I am a bit overwhelmed with a bit of sadness. Sadness not just because the trip is coming to an end but many of the places we visited today reminded me of a road trip I took with my sister and ex-girlfriend 7 years more »

Day 27: Sadness (Burlington Campgrounds to Standish Hickey Campgrounds)