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Routes / Weather condition on bicycle Tour for 2015
« Last post by CyclingSingle 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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Gear Talk / Re: Rohloff Hubs
« Last post by twalls on December 16, 2014, 09:38:28 pm »
For a less positive view see Bicycle Quarterly, vol 11, No 4. (Summer 2013).
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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« Last post by PeteJack on December 16, 2014, 07:41:46 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.
I take it that's a Marathon and not a Marathon Plus. I had bad luck with a Marathon on the TransAm it wore down to the brown stuff and started getting flats after about 2K. My helpful companion told me I should have put new tires on before I started. (I had) Someone once told me that  NASA has done a study and found that things generally last a lot longer than you think they're gonna. That could be BS but I've found that in general stuff wears slower than you think. So fingers crossed. I don't know your schedule but you could get a tire sent to a post office a few days ahead. I had good luck with that when I found my debit card had expired in the middle of the NT.

Stay upright. Pete
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Gear Talk / Re: How this forum works
« Last post by jsieber on December 16, 2014, 07:32:06 pm »
I get a pop up to enter a verification code below when posting.  Where do I get the code and on my ipad I can't find the "below" to enter a code.


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You should now have enough posts that you should not be getting the verification. Are you still getting it now? It might be an issue with Tapatalk if you are still having problems.
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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Tour(self sustained) this fall
« Last post by Westinghouse 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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Routes / Re: before I'm 70
« Last post by bikemig on December 16, 2014, 04:42:24 pm »
I would skip big cities on a cross country bike trip unless you can leave the bikes somewhere secure. They're generally a pain to cycle in and out of.  It's hard to beat the ACA routes. I did the northern tier and mapped part of my route by myself since I went through the UP and Ontario before getting back on the route in NY.  My theory was that I wanted to be as far north as possible to beat the heat and it worked. But I'm glad I had the ACA maps for most of my route.
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Routes / Re: before I'm 70
« Last post by etsisk on December 16, 2014, 04:25:45 pm »
Or you could take your bikes on the train, but then you're in Chicago with your bikes...
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Routes / Re: before I'm 70
« Last post by etsisk on December 16, 2014, 04:24:40 pm »
High, don't know if you're still checking this, but one suggestion would be to avoid all that Chicago/Gary mess. I'd hook up with the Lake Erie Connector, ride across Michigan and take the ferry across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. If you want to see Chicago, and who wouldn't, take the train down. You could probably find a bike shop that would store your bikes for not much money.
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Routes / Re: Southern Tier in North Florida
« Last post by etsisk on December 16, 2014, 03:31:50 pm »
Thanks for the info! I'm looking to knock out a chunk of the ST in the early spring, maybe.
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Routes / Re: Southern Tier Section 4 Map 56 and 57 and Beyond
« Last post by etsisk on December 16, 2014, 03:08:20 pm »
I've heard that truck traffic on some of the roads in that area proved dangerous to cyclists, resulting in some redirects. That might be what you're talking about.
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