Re: [rootsradicals] Bike camping with young ones?
- On 12/19/06, Ilan Eyman <singletrack_stan@...> wrote:
> We're going self-supported bike-camping in June. Going up the CoastI've toured the Portland-SF solo, and done short camping trips with my
> from San Francisco about 40-60 miles per day depending on where we can
> camp and how strong I am going to be (I can do a hundred miles in 5.5
> hours by myself, but will have at least 100 extra pounds of child plus
> gear and bike on a trip like this so I don't know how it will relate
> just yet). We have 2 weeks of vacation, so we'll plot out about 10
> days of riding and then take the train home is my rough plan. Has
> anyone here done a self-supported bike camping trip like this? with a
> little one?
little son on the Xtracycle in the bay area. Both priceless
As others have said, the kid can only sit there for so long: boring.
Trailers let the kid nap in the shade, eat, play with toys, etc.,
while a bike-mount seat doesn't.
I'd reconsider riding north. Prevailing winds, often strong, are from
the north. Also, while all of the coast is beautiful, the Oregon coast
is especially so, and the bike facilities (campsites, frequency of
food/water sources, etc) are considerably better than on the
California side. So consider taking the train to Portland and riding
home, or to Crescent City (the hills immediately south are killer; you
don't want your kid to hear you bitch and moan right?). I think there
are bus connections from Crescent.