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Has anyone ever done a circumnavigation of the U.S? I speaking of following the Southern Tier, Pacific Coast, Northern Tier and the Atlantic Tier. Thanks.
what are skate shoes??
Thanks for the replies.
Definitely not doing my proposed route then- Thanks Miller!
My biggest issue with riding the TransAm from E->W starting at the end of April is timing... I don't really want to wait until the end of April to go... I've been trying to select a route that would allow me to start early to mid March.
I suppose the more general question here then is what do you advise I do if we want to set out that early?
(Actually live in the UK by the way )
The advantage of the recumbent is not having any of those issues from the start. Not any. Not at all.
You come across a bent rider on your journey and you ask him or her how they feel, how's the road treating their body, how's their ride? They don't ever say anything like, "I can't wait to get off this bike so my arms/neck/wrists/hands/butt can stop aching/hurting/twitching/numbing."
While the cure for cycling palsy is to never get it, the way to never get it is to have a bike that has the affliction designed out of it.
Just my opinion, of course, not really part of this discussion. I have a seat that is four inches thick, a backrest and a headsup riding position that is relaxed and natural; high definition cycling, a bike designed with the behind in mind.
I put about 5,000 miles on my bike in a year mostly because it's so comfortable.
4. Some time later (a few years maybe?) she reported that folks manners had gotten worse and worse and that guests were not cleaning up after themselves and expected too much in the way of hospitality. She complained that they didn't offer to help by doing some work around the place. I confess that I didn't either. We did clean up after ourselves, thanked her, and tried to have generally good manners. After the fire the three of us kicked in and sent her a check. We think of her as a friend.
I had mixed feelings about the news of her stopping hosting cyclists, which she obviously had every right to do. On one hand I was saddened that folks were rude and left her place a mess. On the other I thought it odd that she expected folks to do things like work on the roof or what not. I know that about the time we rolled into Ordway we were dog tired and the next in a hurry to make time. The guests that have stayed with me have all been the same in that regard. In general expecting much more than guests being thankful, polite, and cleaning up after themselves can only lead to disappointment.
Miller - It depends on how you plan to use your tent. If you are planning on doing significant backcountry hiking in the northern Rockies, then maybe I'd use another one. If you simply will be camping in developed sites, then I would wash it according to manufacturers' instructions - light non-degreasing liquid - and allow it to air for an extended period. Campgrounds already have so many food odors, I suspect your tent will provide little attraction.
PS - Make sure your tent is totally dry before packing it unless you like that mildew-tent smell.