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BC to BC


A journal and remembrance of two teenage boys riding bicycles from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico in the summer of 1963

2,822 km (1,753 miles) over 24 days from August 1, 1963 to August 24, 1963

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 2-4 weeks, First tour, Pacific Coast, North to South
Locales: North America, Canada, British Columbia, United States, Washington, Oregon, California, Mexico, Estado de Baja California, Tijuana
Year: 1963
Keywords: teenagers bicycle touring , bicycle touring without adults, highschool, Chadwick School

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Copyright © 2008-2014 By Robert Ewing - (contact)

Status: Completed Dec 2008Featured Journal #313
Last update: Friday December 26, 2008 14:31 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 15 Dec 2013 21:28 (US/Pacific))
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Parting handshake Oceanside, California Aug 25, 1963


Table of Contents

Dedication

Augury

Preface: Why this Journal? Why now?

Foreword: Archeology and old West Coast English

The Setup

      Early History: miles from anyone and anywhere
      The Actors: high school, sports and home
      The Plan: Trans-Continental Cycling Association is born
      Permission: the sophomoric argument
      The dollar was strong
      Equipment
      Components and accessories
      Clothes
      Tools
      Camping equipment
      Sleeping
      Toiletries

Preparation and Training: Climbing Mt Everest and loosing our breakfast

On the Road: The adventure on two wheels begins.

      The Bus: "Leave the driving to us."
      Canada: Parla campagnolo?, lost at sea, soccer stars
      Washington: Newsprint and pancakes, scorched Earth, le techniques sucer les roués, 30 hours in the rain
      Oregon: Down the drain, blow out, 5¢ ice cream,, C. Francis Richter, le maillot à pois
      Northern California: Fog, cold, tyres, Sun, musettes, police
      Central California: Si capisci Campagnolo, personal fastest--ever, rodeo night,
      Southern California: Civilization, news at six

Epilog: Where we went from there.

Afterword: What has changed and what remains the same.

Map


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