Cycle-touring, Expeditions, Adventures, Major cycle routes NOT LeJoG (see other special board)


Postby matt2matt2002 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:01 pm

I had been thinking of a trans USA tour next year but with all the visa hassle, I am now thinking of Canada.
As a UK passport holder I think I can get in for 6 months with minimal/no problems.

Anyone ever been across, coast to coast?
Or advice on info source?
Alcohol and Calculus don't go together
So never drink and derive
User avatar
Posts: 655
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:45 pm

Re: Canada

Postby loafer » Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:08 pm

great place for good info
Posts: 473
Joined: Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:04 pm
Location: newton aycliffe county durham

Re: Canada

Postby simonhill » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:21 pm

A mate cycled it W to E a few years ago. He said it was the wrong way on the prairies. He cycled against the wind day after day and also reckoned it was uphill. Not sure about the uphill bit, but you should definitely check prevailing winds.
Posts: 1127
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Essex

Re: Canada

Postby Mistik-ka » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:31 pm

Given that we are discussing weather, nothing is certain but change. The prevailing winds in Canada — notably on the broad, flat prairies where shelter is rarer than hills — are westerlies.

It's sunny here in Saskatchewan right now, with a mild southerly breeze and temperatures in the mid-20's 8). (But you 'd better hurry: there are thunderstorms predicted for later this afternoon :( .)
Posts: 207
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:01 pm
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Re: Canada

Postby simonhill » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:27 am

Sorry in my post I said my mate cycled W to E, I saw him last night and he said it was E to W!. Hence the headwinds.

He did it the 'wrong' way because he wanted to go to a music festival and also end up at a friends place in Vancouver.

My point really was to check the wind. This still holds true. I meet many people who cycle a route based on personal criteria, taking no account of the wind. Many regret it.

Sorry for the confusion.
Posts: 1127
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:28 am
Location: Essex

Return to Touring & Expedition

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests