Our American Cycling Association maps have arrived! There is something about the smell of paper that Google maps can never replicate.
We bought the Pacific Coast Cycling Route which, for about £50 including post and packaging to London, England, come in five separate maps. A lot of bloggers and forums online recommended them and we’re certain they’ll be worth it.
As well as using the maps, we’ll be navigating using the guide book Bicycling the Pacific Coast by Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall. Descriptions of this cycling bible abound online so we won’t going into too much detail here. Our copy is already well thumbed as we dream of cycling adventures from the comfort of a coffee shop.