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Offline MeghanMahoney

Parterner(s) for cross-US trip late summer 2010
« on: March 14, 2010, 08:27:32 pm »
I'm planning to bike across the states starting from Boston. I'd prefer to go with 1 or 2 other people. Any suggestions on where to look for biking partners? 29F, 100 mi/day

Any thoughts on whether Aug makes a good starting month?

Online John Nelson

Re: Parterner(s) for cross-US trip late summer 2010
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 06:38:40 am »
August may not make a "good" starting month. It's pretty late. But whether or not it makes an "acceptable" starting month depends on how long you intend to take and what route you intend to take. If you go fast and/or take a southerly route, it may be acceptable.

At 100 miles a day, you could be finished in a month. In that case, starting in August would be just fine. Very few people, however, manage 100 miles a day for very long, and even fewer of them do it self-supported, and even fewer of them have a lot of fun en route. It may also be difficult to find riding partners who desire this grueling of a schedule. Days are also getting noticeably shorter by August and September, so you'll need to manage the daylight well.

You can post for riding companions right here on this site:

http://www.adventurecycling.org/mag/companions.cfm
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 06:45:12 am by John Nelson »