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Routes / Re: Transamerica route question
« Last post by currinbrandon on March 19, 2017, 03:32:47 pm »
I think you've got a very low chance of snow in the Appalachians if you leave the end of April or the first of May.  There may still be some chilly mornings, but those will be countered by the not-yet-100 degree days crossing Kansas.

From what I hear, the front range of the Rockies is pretty dry so far this season, so everything in Colorado should be melted by the time you get there.  Ditto for northern Utah, I'd guess there's not a lot up in Wyoming and Idaho.  You may have heard there's a lot of moisture over northern California and up into Oregon, but you've got another month after hitting the Rockies for that to melt.
Appreciate the information..... Looks like a late April early May does sound like my best bet from your information.

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Routes / Re: Transamerica route question
« Last post by Pat Lamb on March 19, 2017, 03:25:22 pm »
I think you've got a very low chance of snow in the Appalachians if you leave the end of April or the first of May.  There may still be some chilly mornings, but those will be countered by the not-yet-100 degree days crossing Kansas.

From what I hear, the front range of the Rockies is pretty dry so far this season, so everything in Colorado should be melted by the time you get there.  Ditto for northern Utah, I'd guess there's not a lot up in Wyoming and Idaho.  You may have heard there's a lot of moisture over northern California and up into Oregon, but you've got another month after hitting the Rockies for that to melt.
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Routes / Re: Transamerica route question
« Last post by currinbrandon on March 19, 2017, 01:08:15 pm »
When in April? April 1st is probably not the greatest of ideas. April 30th could be o.k. I have ridden portions of the TA in Montana in mid-June the last few years and hit or just missed some mountain snow and cold rain, but nothing that lasted.
I was considering mid April, but given your information I am looking more towards a May departure, not really looking forward to a snow storm on a bike, I've had enough of those in Semi-trucks for a lifetime.... Thank you.

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Classifieds / FOR SALE: Tubus Cargo Rear Rack
« Last post by dkoloko on March 19, 2017, 12:02:40 pm »
Tubus Cargo Rear Rack in very good condition. For 700c wheels. Fits a wide variety of frames. Strong tubular chromoly steel; much stronger than aluminum. Light bracket on rear. Tubus is the standard in the industry, and this is Tubus' strongest rack. Weight approx 18oz. Maximum load approx 90 lbs. This rack sells for $140.00. $70.00 plus shipping.
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Gear Talk / Re: Long distance tour bike for small lady
« Last post by Canonsue on March 19, 2017, 11:52:20 am »
I am 5'3" and I ride a 42cm Surly Long Haul Trucker and it fits fine. I could probably go one size up as I know shorter women than I ride the 42cm. I was measured and this was the size I ordered from the measurement.
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Routes / Re: Transamerica route question
« Last post by indyfabz on March 19, 2017, 09:46:03 am »
When in April? April 1st is probably not the greatest of ideas. April 30th could be o.k. I have ridden portions of the TA in Montana in mid-June the last few years and hit or just missed some mountain snow and cold rain, but nothing that lasted.
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Routes / Re: Transcanada trail mapped?
« Last post by John Nettles on March 19, 2017, 09:39:32 am »
Yes, but verify with Streetview that place is actually grocery store (not just a convenience store), BICYCLE shop (not motorcycle), campground (not a mobile home park), etc.

While I love Google Maps for planning, I also get frustrated with the classifications sometime.

Best, John
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Routes / Re: Transcanada trail mapped?
« Last post by BikeFreak on March 19, 2017, 02:45:01 am »
While looking for options I just discovered a VERY nice feature on Google Maps:

1. Zoom into an area of interest, for instance Manitoba.
1. In the search field simply put in "gas stations", "grocery store" or "camping". Now google map visually shows you all of those services on the map itself. That is truly amazing and great for planning. It is almost like making your own adventure cycling maps.

Lucas
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Gear Talk / Re: Idworx Easy Rohler
« Last post by dmeans2anend on March 18, 2017, 09:45:33 pm »
Hi RonK,

Thanks for your feedback.  I'd be really interested to learn why you were disappointed with Rohloff.  I've read great things about it but my main concern is the added weight, the noise at gear 7 to 1, and that you have to back off between gear 7 & 8, and 8 & 7.  (reference from Shelton Brown's website).   

Hi Pat,

Thanks for the comment on gearing.  I don't know what is the lowest gear inches that you can get with touring bikes but I'm definitely getting the lowest possible.  I'm fairly small and light weight female and will need all the assist that I can get on mountain climbs.
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