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Offline lukeelkins

Trans Am summer 2010. help and advice
« on: March 12, 2010, 07:22:56 pm »
Trans Am summer 2010. help and advice

hey guys! I will be leading a team of close friends and fellow adventurers on the Trans Am. we have roughly 2 months to do this trip. we will be starting on the west coast. what I would like is any advice you can give.  I have never done this sort of ride before so please fill me in on what to expect. there are 3 riders and two who will drive either behind or ahead of us as our support vehicle. thank you all so much!

Offline John Nelson

Re: Trans Am summer 2010. help and advice
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 11:42:34 pm »
1. Go over to crazyguyonabike.com and read a number of journals of others who have done the TransAm.

2. Wait until mid-June to start.

3. Buy the ACA TransAm maps.

4. Make some loose agreements with your friends about where you will sleep, where and what you will eat, what time you will go to bed, what time you will get up, what time you'll start riding, how often and where you'll stop for R&R, and whether you'll stay together or meet at certain intervals.

5. Wear sunscreen.

6. Pump up your tires and go.

7. Have fun.

That's all you need to know. For extra credit, read Donna Lynn Ikenberry's Bicycling Coast to Coast.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 11:46:26 pm by John Nelson »

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Trans Am summer 2010. help and advice
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 11:44:53 pm »
Chamois butter is great.  As are mirrors!
May the wind be at your back!