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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 They guy who runs it, Neil Gunton, was so rude. I would never post anything there. Never would I post on that website.

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.

General Discussion / Re: Schwalbe Mondial vs Marathon Plus Tour
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:59:47 pm »
I am using Marathons front and rear.Only one small puncture in 1200-1400 miles of highway cycling, which, if you have ever cycled long distances on cheap tires, is quite impressive.

General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:55:59 pm »
I have passed several. I am in north Florida now and rain has brought me  to a halt. It continues until 10:00 pm. I am staying here. They say temps will drop tol 21F. Too cold for me.This town is dripping wet. I will find a cozy place to sleep tonight. I made 28 miles by noon, part of it in the downpour.

General Discussion / Re: Useless advice/help
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:45:47 pm »
I have noticed several times interesting facts about human psychology. Ask most anyone anywhere about the lay of a road where they live, and where there are numeous rises and hills and dips in the road ahead, and they had driven that road 100 times, they say it is flat. Of course, if the road is a steep climb  into the Rockies, this rule will not apply. People had driven roads, and had not expended any personal energy to overcome the hills. Their minds say flat even though they have seen the hills 1000 times. It has interesting implications.

General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 15, 2014, 05:41:16 pm »
That is great' I  am on the ST now and resting in Gainesville. I set out again tomorrow. A wet cold front is coming late Sunday. My highest mileage day so far is 83. I am going E to W. I do not follow ACA all the way. The weather has been good.

General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:35:22 pm »
I think I have read and looked at most ST journals on CGOAB. I have cycled FL to CA 4 times, 3 to San Diego and one to Los Angeles. I am seriously considering doing it again starting within a few or several days. Temperatures are already in the 40s in the ST. I slept out one night when it got down to 7 F, if you could call it sleep. I wonder if I have the drive to do the full distance.

General Discussion / Re: USA visa problems
« on: November 07, 2014, 07:28:46 pm »
Perhaps your relatives' address would be best. That way there would be someone to respond who knows you should  the immigration people need to contact you. They would have a permanent address.

Routes / Re: Southern Tier, highway 78 Glamis to Palo Verde, Ca
« on: November 07, 2014, 03:03:36 pm »
I know I saw another post somewhere about a cyclist going west out of Ocatillo, CA on I-8 and onto highway 80. He too noticed many times how two vehicles from opposite directions would come exactly abreast of each other and himself. It is obviously timed and coordinated and calculated. I have seen such tactics used many times for harassment, crowding and noise attacks. If you run into these criminals, you might want to be careful, wear earplugs, and call the police and try to get to the bottom of it. Where there is much traffic it might be difficult to discern, but when on back roads on a Sunday when you might see one car every fifteen minutes if even that, and two trucks and / or cars  come exactly abreast of you a hundred times, and always in the same kinds of places, e.g., at the first expansion crack going onto bridges, where the side lane suddenly disappears, and where obstructions put in the side lane force you out into the motor lane, the conclusion is inescabable. It is organized, criminal-gang stalking, and I saw it clearly across five or six states.

General Discussion / Re: circumnavigation of the U.S.
« on: November 05, 2014, 04:09:23 pm »
I have done the perimeter except the length from Fargo to Bar Harbor,but many more routes in and outside the USA, about 39,000 miles in 19 countries.

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