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Offline Stevenp

Traveling This Year? ...me too
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:15:17 pm »
I am wondering who else out there is planning on being on a trip this year. I am going to be taking a long, several month trip starting in July of 2011 and am wanting to meet others who have plans of also being on the road. I would like to meet others and, who knows, maybe meet up on the road.

I like the idea of knowing others who will be taking their trip at the same time as mine.

Let me know!

Stevenp

p.s. my trip starts in S.Carolina heading west, and all over the place starting in July.

Offline Hrushka

Re: Traveling This Year? ...me too
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 05:47:14 pm »
We are starting in MA going west to NY and heading south from there to catch up to Trans-Am trail.

Starting in May.  (I hope)

Offline ronn12

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2011, 08:08:45 am »
I.m hoping April heading-south from KY to underground  railroad or natch trace to Quincy  Fla then im open to where to go.. Ron

Offline knolltop

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 09:36:52 am »
Mid-May taking train from Chgo to Portland, OR.
Cycling from Portland to Eugene where will visit w/ daughter#1 for few days.
Then the REAL tour begins.
TransAm to Yellowstone.
Own routing over Beartooth Pass and up to Columbus, MT.
NT east to Grand Rapids, MN.
Own routing to visit Apostle Islands, WI, and then over to Conover, WI.
Rejoin NT to travel south to Manitowoc, WI.  Hop on ferry to cross Lake Mich.
Lake Erie Connector to cross MI and Ontario to Niagara Falls.
Rejoin NT to cross NY, VT, & NH.
Own routing down to Sebago Lake area where pickup AC route.
AC and possibly some own routing to get to Boston and daughter#2's place.

WHEEEEEE!
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Offline indyfabz

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 10:43:15 am »
NT east to Grand Rapids, MN.

Where you can visit the Judy Garland Museum.  When we were there in '99 they had a nice city park for camping, although the showers had mold.

Did you hear about the theft of the ruby slippers in 2009?

http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Minnesota-Monthly/March-2009/Who-Stole-the-Ruby-Slippers/


Me?  I am only doing an 8 day loop out of Missoula.  Looking forward to the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway and later the Skalkaho Highway, where we may stop to pan for saphires.

Offline Stevenp

Re: Traveling This Year? ...me too
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 11:23:06 am »
It would be cool if somehow there was a way of all who were on the road were to keep in touch and help each other out or to meet up...etc.

I just think it would be neat to know who else was on the road at the same time doing the same thing...

Offline jsieber

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2011, 12:12:31 pm »
It would be cool if somehow there was a way of all who were on the road were to keep in touch and help each other out or to meet up...etc.

I just think it would be neat to know who else was on the road at the same time doing the same thing...
Some people are doing this already by using Twitter and hash tags for the Adventure Cycling routes. You can see recent tweets using the routes from individual route pages on the aca site. Since it is winter many of the routes do not have active conversations, but a few like the Transam have some current conversation, http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/transamerica.cfm?pg=feeds&feed=acatransam

Instructions about how to use twitter with hash tags for the Adventure Cycling routes can be found in this blog post, http://blog.adventurecycling.org/2010/06/routes-mapping-now-on-twitter.html

Offline Blackbear

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2011, 12:23:50 pm »
Leaving St.Louis May 14 connecting to the AC Southern Route at Murphysboro, Il, on to Greensboro, NC--look for me across Kentucky!

Offline knolltop

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2011, 03:00:55 pm »
NT east to Grand Rapids, MN.
Where you can visit the Judy Garland Museum

Thanks for the heads up! 
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Offline tonythomson

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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2011, 03:12:51 pm »
2 planned  LEJOG and 3 months across Australia in August.   ;D

Oh and don't worry you'll meet plenty of people on your travels.

Tony
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline iwstamp

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 11:42:58 am »
Okay - it's officially next year but I'm still excited. ACA Southern Tier East to West beginning the first week of March 2012!! On my Lime Green Greenspeed GTO... ;D

Offline EnduroDoug

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2011, 11:42:04 am »
Wife started a new job which cut her vacataion time from 15 business days to just 5. Ugh!

That said, clever scheduling using weekends and 4th of July makes it possible for a 10 day trip around the Olympic Peninsula, starting and finishing in our driveway, 35 miles east of Seattle. It will be the first tours on our new Fargos -- can't wait!

Offline CharlieR

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2011, 10:54:15 pm »
Starting May 1st, south central PA to Pittsburgh via the C&O and GAP; Pittsburgh to Erie via the connector. Northern Tier to the Pacific Coast to the Southern Tier to the Atlantic Coast to the Northern Tier to Erie...... On the road this year and next.

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2011, 05:36:38 am »
Starting May 1st, ..... On the road this year and next.
wooooohooooooo!
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Offline CharlieR

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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2011, 01:46:15 am »

wooooohooooooo!
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The joy of early retirement and not needing to rush (except to get through the Northern Tier before the snows come). I've seem the claim that this can be done in 6 months.... not for me. Too fast, not relaxing, no fun.