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General Discussion / Re: Thank You card for hosts
« Last post by adventurepdx on May 23, 2016, 01:05:07 pm »
That's a great idea!

In the past decade, I've only done one really long tour, and I made a card for that, though I didn't get around to it until we were 1,000 miles in! Better late than never.  ;)

This year I don't think I'll be on a bike tour that's any longer than a week or so. Maybe I'll make a generic card to give out.

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Routes / Re: Texas Hill Country Loop elevation gain / loss
« Last post by CMajernik on May 23, 2016, 01:02:48 pm »
According to our calculations, there is 14,235 ft. elevation gain on the Main Route.
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General Discussion / Thank You card for hosts
« Last post by dayjack119 on May 23, 2016, 12:17:49 pm »
Each year I make up a new personalized 'thank you card' for my hosts. I'm so grateful to these generous people for inviting me into their worlds, but not so good at verbalizing it. The rear of the card has room for a personal message and includes all my contact data. ...The card is also good for demonstrating your route when the man-on-the-street wants to know. (Another positive, it makes you the real deal to police, customs agents, park rangers etc... who have never come up against a bicycle tourist. Some don't know what to think.)
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Connecting ACA Routes / Re: connecting Transamerica with Northern tier
« Last post by CMajernik on May 23, 2016, 10:56:42 am »
Going from Astoria, OR to Bar Harbor, ME on that routing would be 4,616 miles. Let me know if you need to know which maps to buy.
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Routes / Re: Pacific Coast Route North to South
« Last post by CMajernik on May 23, 2016, 10:28:11 am »
From the online information about the Pacific Coast Route:
This route can be ridden at any time of the year, but spring and autumn are optimal periods to avoid the heavy tourist traffic in the summer. And be forewarned: winter rains can cause flooding and mud slides and may close roads, especially along the northern California coast. Dense fog can also be a problem during any season. Washington and Oregon normally have dry sunny weather in August and September while the spring season is usually rainy. Due to changing local conditions, it is difficult to predict any major wind patterns, but during summer, strong winds will prevail from north to south.
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General Discussion / Re: How to figure average miles per day
« Last post by DaveB on May 23, 2016, 10:05:38 am »
Do you want to have the information for yourself or to impress others?  For yourself divide the total distance by the number of total trip days.  For others divide the total distance by the number of riding days.  Also, emphasize the really long day(s) for best effect.
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General Discussion / Re: How to figure average miles per day
« Last post by jamawani on May 23, 2016, 08:42:51 am »
Lie - - lie outrageously.
For people who don't cycle there is no difference between 2 miles and 200.
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General Discussion / Re: How to figure average miles per day
« Last post by RonK on May 23, 2016, 04:58:06 am »
Riding days - this is the number you use to plan your itinerary.

What you tell others is up to you.
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General Discussion / How to figure average miles per day
« Last post by Nyimbo on May 23, 2016, 03:06:29 am »
Quick question here.  Tentative plan is to do one rest day ever 7 to 10 days.

When people ask how far I travel each day, I am wondering if the common practice is to divide total miles travelled by the total days of the tour or divide by the total - on the bike - riding days?

Thanks 
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My wife and I will be riding the Great Divide this summer from near Missoula to New Mexico but we are pinned very tightly between a departure and arrival date. So, to save a day, we'd like to get a ride from Missoula to the Great Divide, 77 miles or so. Heretofore haven't found any info on transportation out of town - just started looking - but thought I'd put the question to all of your. Rumor is that Uber is coming to Missoula, so that might hold some hope!
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