balasundaram bangaru

Author's posts

To Guadalajara

‘Progress’ will be the optimistic description and ‘bike problems’ will be the pessimistic description of my last two weeks. I prefer the former. Eugene and I took the first available ferry after the Hurricane from La Paz and came to Mazatlan on the Friday, 26th September. Eugene wanted to take a break from cycling and …

Continue reading

Baja (South), Mexico

Mission accomplished, that’s how we both felt when we arrived in La Paz, Mexico. It was a tough ride because of the wrong season to cycle, I guess. The heat and hurricanes tested our determination, but we persisted, ignoring some suggestions to skip some parts by taking a bus. We got used to the scenery …

Continue reading

Baja Peninsula (North), Mexico

Baja peninsula is known for its vastness and dry conditions. I will include some details of the towns and my route for future travellers. After crossing the border, I spent the first two nights in Rosarito where I made a plan for my ride in the Baja Peninsula. Ensenada was my first stop which is …

Continue reading

Ride to Mexico

Crossing the USA Border: Ride to Mexico Thanks to Samrat’s visit, I enjoyed four star accommodation and drove around Hollywood and Los Angeles hills for two days. Samrat, who lives in Chicago currently, and I have been friends for 16 years although this is the second time I am saw him in the last 14 …

Continue reading

Pacific coast ride: Part III

Pacific coast ride: Part III Many thanks to Mik from Warmshowers who let me stay in his apartment for a week in San Francisco when he was away for work. I was so pleased that he trusted me and allowed me to stay in his apartment in his absence. I am also grateful for the …

Continue reading

Pacific coast ride: Part II

After leaving Portland, I went straight to the west coast and stayed on the coastal road until San Francisco (route map here). The pacific coast bike route mostly follows highway 101 in Oregon and then changes to highway 1 in California. This route is quite popular among the touring cyclists so much so that several …

Continue reading

Pacific coast : part 1

Pacific coast ride Part I: Bellingham-Vancouver-Vancouver Islands-Seattle-Portland ( approximately 820 Km’s – route map here) After arriving in Bellingham I de-toured a bit to visit Vancouver where I met up with Jayakumar from British Columbia Thamil Cultural society whose family cooked a lovely dinner which included more than 10 different varieties – hospitality as described …

Continue reading

Cycling in Yukon

Yukon Chapter It took me three weeks and approximately 1915 Km’s, starting from Anchorage, to reach Skagway. A total of 18 days on the saddle, excluding the rest days in Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Destruction bay and Whitehorse (10days in Alaska and 8days in Yukon). In the Yukon, most of the time I was the only …

Continue reading


Anchorage to Delta Junction via Fairbanks I left London on 1st June 2014 to start my bike tour. Iceland air flew me to Anchorage, Alaska via Reykjavik. I spent the first two days collecting my gear from REI, an excellent outdoor equipment shop in the USA. They seem to take care of their customers very …

Continue reading