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Routes / Re: Safety of Southern Tier near Border
« on: January 16, 2016, 10:24:10 pm »
I rode the ST east to west last feb and had no issues with anything let alone the border, enjoy the ride and use good judgement you will have the time of your life.

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I rode the ST solo last year, yes I was alone but never lonely. The people I met along the way and my daily blog on crazyguy was all I needed to keep me happy and motivated. Plus I like the freedom of doing things my way.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier Shortcuts
« on: October 08, 2015, 02:55:49 pm »
I started in Jacksonville and rode US 90 most of the way, I also rode along the gulf through Mississippi and then went through New Orleans, so I missed a lot of the true ST but it was my choice and it seemed to me I missed a lot of dog chases but I dealt with faster traffic. You can find my blog on "crazy-guy on a bike" under How the West was Won if you want some info on taking a different route.

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General Discussion / Re: Shipping bicycle back home question
« on: April 01, 2015, 09:31:17 pm »
+1 on bikeflights I just finished  6 week southern tier and had them ship my bike to Florida and now I'm in Arizona and they are picking up my bike tomorrow to ship it home. Pretty easy if you can get a box and pack it yourself. Jim

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I use a Jarbridge quilt from Arrowhead Equipment it's rated to 30 degrees and was about 100 bucks it's synthetic and feels like a heater on your back when you lay in the hammock. Way better than a pad. Jim

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Use a hammock specific under quilt that attaches underneath the hammock, they are super light and pack down small. Hammock forums has lots of info and it's a great site to learn


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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:58:23 am »
Rachel I will be doing the same trip starting feb 14 from Jacksonville, also solo, so if we happen to meet you are more than welcome to share the road. Jim

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:01:29 pm »
Westinghouse are you doing a blog on crazy guy?

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:07:33 pm »
I will be doing it East to West starting Feb of 2015 lots of good blogs on Crazyguy. Jim

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I live in Washington and am also a hanger. You should be good to go on your route. Have fun and be safe. Jim

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General Discussion / Re: brooks saddle break-in how long
« on: July 26, 2014, 07:40:43 pm »
 I have had a swift for over a year on a bike I ride to work almost every day and I know it's there. Then I picked up a new b17 and swapped it out on the same bike. Day 1 the 17 is a dream and I'm a smaller rider, the swift is a good saddle but it just isn't as comfortable as the 17 for me.

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Jrs thanks for the link, this ride is on my radar ,gotta love Oregon they seem to have cyclists best interests in mind. Jim

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Pacific Northwest / Re: Anyone ridden the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in WA?
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:48:04 pm »
You should ride the Yakima river canyon road from Ellenburg to Yakima awesome scenery a little hilly but well worth it

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Pacific Northwest / Re: Anyone ridden the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in WA?
« on: January 03, 2014, 04:55:47 pm »
I have ridden from North Bend to Cle Elum on the John Wayne with both mountain and cyclocross bikes, either one is fine on this section, just be aware that the 2 mile tunnel over snoqualmie pass is closed from November thru May, it is a cool way to cross the cascade range for sure.

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I am interested in the maps, what kind of payment do you prefer. Thanks Jim

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