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Routes / Weather condition on bicycle Tour for 2015
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:53:49 pm »
I'll be traveling across all 50 U.S States and more this April in 2015 and I am wondering what the weather conditions could be around Pacific, Central and Eastern States ? I'll be starting in Provo Utah and I'll be headed towards Missoula Montana, Washington Tri State, California etc. And I am aiming towards the first or second week of April 2015.

Any advice or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks

Jake

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Routes / Bicycle Tour
« on: July 01, 2014, 02:55:40 pm »
Next year I have decided to go on my very first solo bike tour. And I will be visiting three states while I am out there just to see family and friends.
I'll be traveling to Montana Headquarters first because I always wanted to see the kind people there. The next state will be Washington Tri States and San Jose and Hollywood California. My main question is are there actual Adventure Cycling maps for those routes that I will be going on ? I have looked at different maps from ACA but I can't seem to find the rights once and there is always the option of using Google Maps and I could buy myself a bike gps unit.
I would like to hear everyone's option about this and what is the best routes and safest roads to travel on ? I'll even consider going around the long way to make it safer but anything will help.

Thank you

Jake

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GPS Discussion / Computer GPS vs ACA maps
« on: January 08, 2013, 10:48:26 pm »
I am a very active cross country cyclist and i was wondering what would be more ideal for a tour if the routes are not mapped by Adventure Cycling ? I was thinking after reading all the posts for several weeks to maybe use the Garmin 800 and see if that will guide me through the streets. I might actually use the gps and the aca maps just to be save and double check everything. I am planning on riding from northern utah to idaho and aim towards tx.
The trip will start somewhere around mid to late spring of this year. And i will be doing this tour by myself.
Any advice on maps or gps would be grateful.

thanks

Jake

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Routes / Bicycle Route
« on: December 25, 2012, 11:27:12 pm »
I haven't been on this site in a long time but it's good to be back again and seeing so many people interested in bicyce touring and staying in shape.
Since the last time i visited this website i have already been on two tours and i am hoping to do another one late spring of next year. I live currently in Utah and i am hoping to ride to Idaho Fallls by myself. Talking from expierence i was wondering if there are any maps on Adventure Cycling or if i have to get all the mapping from google maps. Google Maps isn't that bad of an idea but if i can i hope to use some of adventure cycling maps.
I have plenty expierence on what to bring and how to take care of myself on the road but the only question is how to get from utah to idaho falls?
And the rest of the trip i'll take care of when i get there. The main trip will be from Utah to Idaho Falls take few weeks off visiting friends and headed to Oregon and end up at Adventure Cycling HQ.

Any guidance or ride alongs would be great.

thanks

Ride Safe.

Jake

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Routes / Bike Route
« on: September 15, 2012, 01:39:02 am »
I take a cross country trip with my bicycle once a year just to see the world and it's been just amazing. My next trip is going from Utah to Colorado then to San Antonio Tx. Is there any save and direct back roads from Colorado to Tx ?
Otherwise i could just get a ride and drive the first few days until it's safer to ride again. I have looked online for the trip from Utah to Colorado and it is pretty save with big shoulders to ride and there will be plenty of campgrounds to stay in until colorado.
Any advice would be great.
thanks

Save ridin everyone !!!!

Jake

 :)

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Bike Clubs / How to find the best Bike Clubs in Utah
« on: April 13, 2010, 02:16:48 pm »
I am starting a Bicycle Tour across the U.S in a couple of weeks and i am moving back home to Provo from Kentucky and to stay in shape and to keep up with my speed i am wondering where i can find the best websites or people to talk to about a well organized bike club?

Because training in Utah will be much different with all the huge mountains and cars trying to run you off the road. I know a few roads in Springville Utah but any  advise or any hints to any bike clubs will be helpful.

thanks


your fellow cyclist Jake

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Routes / Packing a Bicycle Trailer
« on: April 10, 2010, 09:13:48 pm »
I wrote something on here before and i have many more questions to come like as many will when they do their first bike tour across the u.s. For anyone wondering about the food problem especially in the Utah mountains where it will be extremely hot buy dry food or camping food in advance because there isn't anything out there. And get plenty of water because you will need it.

Anyways about the question i had was i have searched a long time online of how to pack the bicycle trailer so it won't be all crazy when i pull it for my tour?  I heard somewhere you should put the heavy things upfront etc but how do you pack wisely so i will have a nice ride for two months ?

Any advise will be great. Leaving four weeks from monday

your fellow cyclist Jake

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Routes / Bicycle Tour
« on: March 16, 2010, 09:39:14 pm »
I have been on adventurecycling  for a while but i thought i would post something. I have been crazy about cycling since i was five also living in europe but now i am living in the u.s. Which is pretty crazy living here where not all people believe in cycling. But it's still enjoyable to ride.

The reason i am writing on here is also to ask other cyclists who go on tour across the U.S. Where is the best places to eat food while your riding a bike for several months ? And Where to find the best places ? I am going from Ky to Utah and this will be my first one. Any advice will be  helpful so i won't go hungry while i am out there. I am also going with my father and we are in very good shape.

thanks for any advice from anyone.


Your fellow cyclists Jake Charles

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General Discussion / Rockies in June [was Re: Midwest Icebreaker]
« on: December 21, 2009, 08:33:50 pm »
i go by jake the snake but i normaly just go by jake. i've been riding a scott mountainbike since i was five years which was 35 gears and i really enjoyed it in the europine hills. When i was about 7 years old i did start watching tour de swiss and Le Tour de France and that's when i really started getting crazy about riding a bicycle. Ever since i always got a new bike every 5 years because i've normaly rode to fast downhill or it just got to old.

Just last febuary i have decided to go on my first ever bicycle tour with my father. It will be from KY to UT and i am aiming around 6 to 8 weeks and visiting some family and friends on the way.

I should be in the rockies around biginning to mid june what is the weather like in the rockies around that time ?

Any advice on this tour is appreciated

Jake

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