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Connecting ACA Routes / connecting Transamerica with Northern tier
« Last post by EAkerberg on May 21, 2016, 01:17:15 pm »
My plan is to do a West to East along the Transamerica to where that trail intersects with the underground railroad; then take the   underground railroad North to the Northern Tier route and follow that to the East Coast.  Can anyone tell me how many miles that will be?
Gear Talk / Re: LHT with 26 Inch Wheels?
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on May 21, 2016, 11:09:55 am »
I love my Surly LHT 26in Wheels 52cm 2008
26X1.75 Continental Touring Plus
Gear Talk / Re: Anyone here use Rok Straps?
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on May 21, 2016, 09:50:00 am »
I am using ROK Straps since 2012 and I love them!
Routes / Pacific Coast Route North to South
« Last post by Biketouringhobo on May 21, 2016, 09:34:52 am »
When is the Best time of the Year to ride North to South on the Pacific Coast Route??? from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California and I am looking to Start on 6-4-2017 going slow and easy down the Pacific Coast Route and this my 1st solo bike touring trip!

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Bikecentennial / 1FTAWK51976
« Last post by atelieradr on May 20, 2016, 09:25:30 pm »
Would love to connect with long lost cycling companions from this trip!!!
Bikecentennial / Re: The Good Old Days
« Last post by atelieradr on May 20, 2016, 09:18:45 pm »
good tidings!!! must have passed you along the way!!! co leader of 1ftawk51976....we were young, dumb, and full of .......we were hauling ass....first ones to finish....a sumer one never forgets!
1FTAWK51976....which means 1st fast transam west to east, camping, left Reedsport, OR on May 19th, 1976. I was from Springfield, Mo at the time...didn't notice a lemonade stand!! Wanted to say howdy to a local Ozark girl!! I was in a hurry going through there since I took a side trip to see my girlfriend for a day in Springfield and then had to catch back up to my group!!!
Hoping to be there for the celebration as well! I was the co leader of 1FTAWK51976....we left Reedsport a couple of days ahead of you! I had a great time that summer....made a few lifelong friends sorry to have lost contact with many!
Gear Talk / Re: Brooks saddle and bike shorts
« Last post by RussSeaton on May 20, 2016, 05:02:11 pm »
Brand new Brooks saddles are slick and shiny.  New leather.  With use, sweat, the leather softens and get a bit more porous, rough.  You can speed this up by soaking the saddle in Neatsfoot oil.  The oil makes the leather more porous and rough.  I suppose to speed up the roughening part you could maybe even use light sandpaper on the saddle leather.  Just rough it up.  Not gouge it.  Take the sheen off.  Do in five minutes what it would take 1,000 miles of rubbing from your shorts.  The roughness would help you stick a bit better.  Look at the underside of your saddle.  It is rough.  Top is smooth and shiny.  Brooks puts the smooth shine on the saddle.  Its rough like the bottom when it comes off the cow.  Try to make the top a bit more like the underside of the saddle.  But use, oil, sweat will soften and roughen the saddle up.
There is currently weekday road construction on SR 9 between CR 33 near Kremmling, CO and CR 30 near Heeney, CO. Cyclists report this section is rideable as of 19 May 2016. More information can be obtained here:

Travis Switzer
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Routes & Mapping Dept.

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