Hi is there anybody outhere who could help me with my planings?
I wanna go from the 14. of August from Seattle to Sanfrancisco by bike. I only have 11 days of travelling , will use a roadbike and a very light backpack. If you have eperience with this route or in that short time please let me know I would be really thankfull.
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This is a real fast ride. There is a annual ride from Seattle to Portland, using proven routes. Check out their current and past routes at : https://cascade.org/ride-major-rides-group-health-stp-about-ride/route
This will get you to Portland fairly fast. Then you can ride the Columbia river, to Astoria and then hit the coast. Or ride down to Eugene and then cut to the coast as the wind on the Columbia going west is real strong.
I wouldn't use a backpack, they hurt and effect your balance and add wind drag. For these type of fast, non camping rides, I use a large saddle bag and a small handlebar bag for electronics, passport and small items. Check this out: http://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/bags/blackburn-outpost-seat-pack or my favorite retro saddle bag, carridice, https://www.carradice.co.uk/bags/saddlebags. Your back will appreciate the lack of weight. Plus the carridice clicks on and off, real easy to take to your room. Too bad Ortlieb doesn't make one.
I've ridden from Seattle to San Francisco two times. While the Washington coast is nice, you can save time by hitting the coast in Oregon. The real nice Washington Coast in on the Peninsula, and you don't have time to ride this as well.
Jary Poland via Spokane USA
Google Maps shows routes. Click on Bicycle.