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I take that risk almost every night. It is not a big problem except for cities. Just look around.

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General Discussion / Re: Fort Myers to Key west
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:47:58 pm »
Go south to Naples and take the road across the everglades. Someone told me the area from Krome and the Indian casino east to Miami was a high crime area. Use your maps. Follow US 1 to Key West. It is a good ride in March. There is room for safe cycling.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:41:42 pm »
Completed my fifth STcrossing yesterday January 12, 2015,  2803 miles in 42 days of cycling and 63 days total.

I hope it was a great trip.
                                                                                                                     It went well enough though Texas hill country had me thinking about quitting when the adverse winds came. Now I feel great. Highest milage for one day was 91-93. Lowest was 19 because of rain and cold. Now arranging mechanized transportation back to Florida.

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General Discussion / Re: Useless advice/help
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:34:49 pm »
Just now completed my fifth ST. Yes, I was told it's all downhill from here, and it's flat, and both were extremely far from the truth. The weather was fairly good, and it did get extremely cold in north Florida of all places. I saw only 5 long distance cyclists.  Laid over for days at a time in Gainesville, FL, San Antonio, TX, Van Horn, TX, Tucson, AZ, Ocotillo, CA. Cycled through rain a few days. Fairly good windage, but several days of side and head winds. One day the wind blew me completely off the road and into a ditch. It was a sudden strong gust--40-50 mph. Met some women but not enough or well enough.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: January 13, 2015, 04:14:11 pm »
Completed my fifth STcrossing yesterday January 12, 2015,  2803 miles in 42 days of cycling and 63 days total.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier in North Florida
« on: December 21, 2014, 02:26:08 pm »
I changed my mind about highway 20. In fact, if you hit it at the right time, there are quite a few places to eat well enough. WhenI did it before I must have had the bad luck to get to places when they were closed. I used 20 again weeks ago. Restaurants and stores were up and running. It is faster and easier than 90. 90 is much hilllier but more interesting.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: December 21, 2014, 02:20:11 pm »
Patching the inside of the tire caused the balooning to disappear. Just did 450 miles of hills and some head winds. It looks normal. The weather is sunny, cool and clear. The west winds are kicking in and I am 120 miles east of El Paso. Have been four days in Van Horn. This wind is going to seriously set back progress. I will need my Java Monster and ee energy shots to fight this. It is uphill going west out of Van Horn. There are some long downslopes too. One thing is for sure. With this wind it will not be a same day ride 120 miles into El Paso like it was the last time.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: December 16, 2014, 06:10:39 pm »
In west Texas through hill country. Nice following wind today, but yesterday had many steep hills and side / head winds. Schwalbe Marathon tire on back is delaminating. The nearest bike shop I know of is in El. Paso. Hope I make it. Doing roughly 65-67 miles daily.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: December 12, 2014, 05:23:39 pm »
I am about 50 miles NW of San Antonio,TX where I spent two days in a motel. Total mileage on this trip E to W is 1440. Had to spend six days in a town in FL for  reasons beyond my control. I am figuring to average about 60 miles a day when it can be done.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier, highway 78 Glamis to Palo Verde, Ca
« on: November 22, 2014, 05:03:43 pm »
I reported what happened. Anyone's credulousness as to the facts is irrelevant. I was alone. The chances of those many events being mere unplanned happenstance are absolute zero. Believe whatever you need to believe. You were not there, or were you. I reported it to the FBI. What do you know about extremist groups, about me, about anything? Another cyclist noticed something similar to this. I believe it was on this forum. You said they didthat to me and me alone? How would you know that?

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier, highway 78 Glamis to Palo Verde, Ca
« on: November 20, 2014, 06:07:01 pm »
Pete, The implications of your post are ridiculous. I did not see you anywhere around when all that was happening. You have deliberately disinformed the import of the facts. Because you could not possibly know what you are talking about, it makes me curious as to why you would have an interest in trying to obfuscate facts.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier, highway 78 Glamis to Palo Verde, Ca
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:20:19 pm »
78 was the least of it. It was extant in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona and into California. One person said there were too many trucks on 78and could have missed the pattern. I admit it took me a while to see it for what is was. Someone else said there was no such problem for them on 78. These criminals do not do their dirty work 24 and 7 but they do it.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 19, 2014, 11:01:46 pm »
Generally, you are safe alone. You must understand this country is riddled with crime and there are no guarantees. The fact is anything can happen at any time. Being alone on a bike with all those drivers passing you puts you in eyesight of a great many more people than would see you in a car. In a car only those going faster than you get a look. On a bike just about everybody passes you. A loaded touring bike attracts attention at stops and on the boulevard. There are psychopaths, drunks, crack heads, inexperienced drivers, and the impaired elderly out there cruising around. Weeks ago a cyclist was stabbed to death at McDonalds in Vero Beach, Florida by a mentally ill homeless man. There was no reason whatsoever for the attack. Cycling cross country means many stops at C-stores, restaurants and other places for food and drink. You are generally safe. Be vigilant. Trust your senses and hunches. If he looks suspicious or sinister, he probably is. Beware of anyone who will not give you a last name or proof of it. Be very vigilant at any truck stop. Serial murderers working as long haul truckers have abducted and killed many women. Most if not almost every one of the women were prostitutes. There is a website about this by the FBI. You should be safe. Do not throw caution to the wind. Be careful and aware.

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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 18, 2014, 11:30:07 am »
The answer to both questions is no. I posted once a long time ago on Crazyguyonabike.com. They guy who runs it, Neil Gunton, was so rude. I would never post anything there. Never would I post on that website.

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Routes / Re: Southern Tier, highway 78 Glamis to Palo Verde, Ca
« on: November 17, 2014, 01:11:50 pm »
One of these criminals actually approached me on foot at a store in a western state, and told me what it was about.

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