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Title: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on September 18, 2021, 12:46:47 pm
I'm a graduate student in Providence, RI, graduating next May. What's a better way to celebrate graduation than biking across the country? I'm planning on ridding the Northern Tier early June and finish before September (about 50 miles a day with some rest days). I know it's still super early but is there anyone who are interested in ridding together?
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Westinghouse on September 24, 2021, 07:44:46 am
No, not me. You will find the northern tier route very good for cycling. I did 2600 miles of it in 1987, west to east. I flew to Seattle from Florida to avoid the head winds I hear about. There were some strong following winds. How strong? Like tearing along at 30 mph and going over hills and rises hardly needing to pedal. I would say the winds were 40 mph, maybe stronger at times. That did not go on for a long time, but I would not have wanted to go against it. You most likely will not need cold weather gear till after the foot hills, out west. You will be climbing a long time, sweating hard, and going into high altitude cold. Use breathable fabric for your jacket and pants. If not, you will be soaked, cold, with no way to dry and get warm.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: HikeBikeCook on September 24, 2021, 02:27:58 pm
I would not be too concerned about headwinds you will encounter them in either direction. Ironically, the jetstream is west to east but the predominate ground level winds (based on studies found on NOAA.GOV - sorry did not save the links) show winds coming FROM the South East, so blowing from Florida towards Washington State.

I can tell you that wind direction changes. I know every time I ride into a head wind and turn around so does the head wind.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: John Nelson on September 24, 2021, 04:15:58 pm
When I did the Northern Tier, some days I had horrendous headwinds and some days I had strong tailwinds, but more days than not were relatively calm.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: staehpj1 on September 25, 2021, 07:17:57 am
Winds are probably a wash as far as direction of travel on the NT or at least most likely not the sole reason to go one way or the other.  They are a bit bigger factor for the Trans America because it aligns closer with the winds in the plains, but still not a huge reason to choose direction of travel.

One reason I tend to pick one direction over the other is that I like to start on the opposite coast from where I live.  That way you get air travel out of the way up front.  It is hard to know exactly when you will finish, but you know when you will start.  It is a hassle to hit an exact date for a flight home or to change a ticket.  Also starting a few thousand miles from home makes for a bit more automatic commitment.  A flexible schedule is a joy.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: ray b on September 25, 2021, 04:39:05 pm
To address your question - you might not find a suitable riding partner before you leave, or realize after a few days (if not weeks), that your chosen riding partner is not compatible.

As noted in other posts throughout the forum, don't be a afraid to ride by yourself. After years of touring, most of us old guys only run solo - no compromises necessary: no audience to watch us struggle, no pressure to keep up, no disagreement on how much garlic is needed in the spaghetti sauce.... Coming out of graduate school, you might appreciate the autonomy.

Although slightly fewer riders head east to west - due in part to the folklore and myths of the prevailing surface winds noted by all above - you'll still run consistently into fellow riders and potential for at least transient riding partners all along the way, especially if you are camping.

Don't sweat the little stuff and have fun.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: jwrushman on September 26, 2021, 08:04:30 pm
If you're still looking for riders in April, May, please re-post this.  I did the NT in 2019 but may be interested in joining you for a week. 

Are you going to do the NT as-is, or start in Rhode Island?  Cutting across Ontario and Michigan, or going south through Ohio and Michigan?  Camping?
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: BikeliciousBabe on September 28, 2021, 09:43:21 am
It might be more fun to start in the west and ride home.  That's what I did for my first tour.  Rode from Seattle up to Mt. Vernon, took the NT to Bar Harbor then rode home to my front door in Philly.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on October 18, 2021, 10:04:06 pm
No, not me. You will find the northern tier route very good for cycling. I did 2600 miles of it in 1987, west to east. I flew to Seattle from Florida to avoid the head winds I hear about. There were some strong following winds. How strong? Like tearing along at 30 mph and going over hills and rises hardly needing to pedal. I would say the winds were 40 mph, maybe stronger at times. That did not go on for a long time, but I would not have wanted to go against it. You most likely will not need cold weather gear till after the foot hills, out west. You will be climbing a long time, sweating hard, and going into high altitude cold. Use breathable fabric for your jacket and pants. If not, you will be soaked, cold, with no way to dry and get warm.

Thank you for the advice! And great job on your past ride!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on October 18, 2021, 10:16:51 pm
To address your question - you might not find a suitable riding partner before you leave, or realize after a few days (if not weeks), that your chosen riding partner is not compatible.

As noted in other posts throughout the forum, don't be a afraid to ride by yourself. After years of touring, most of us old guys only run solo - no compromises necessary: no audience to watch us struggle, no pressure to keep up, no disagreement on how much garlic is needed in the spaghetti sauce.... Coming out of graduate school, you might appreciate the autonomy.

Although slightly fewer riders head east to west - due in part to the folklore and myths of the prevailing surface winds noted by all above - you'll still run consistently into fellow riders and potential for at least transient riding partners all along the way, especially if you are camping.

Don't sweat the little stuff and have fun.

OMG thank you for the wisdom! The reason I want to find some partners is that I saw the video of Sarah and her partners biking on the transAm and became good friends on the trip. I really want that. But like you said, I will probably run into to many riders along the way especially at camp sites!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on October 18, 2021, 10:23:15 pm
If you're still looking for riders in April, May, please re-post this.  I did the NT in 2019 but may be interested in joining you for a week. 

Are you going to do the NT as-is, or start in Rhode Island?  Cutting across Ontario and Michigan, or going south through Ohio and Michigan?  Camping?

I probably start from Providence, RI and get to the NT route at Rochester NY. I will be camping most nights but have occasional hotel luxury :)
I will definitely re-post this when it get closer! It will be nice to bike together!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Westinghouse on October 25, 2021, 06:33:54 am
One thing about riding partners. Once you get rolling a while, you might come to value the sense of personal freedom you feel. It is no longer the regimented, narrowly controlled grip of the office or the class room. Will you really feel good stopping when and where somebody else says, and eating when they say, and will you compromise your personal preferences in deference to another? A partner could be the best thing. He could be a pain in the neck all the way. I had partners three times, and each time was a bust.

There was this fellow in my home town of Stuart. I will call him Jack, and he does have others he uses. We decided to cycle from Stuart to Key West and return, about 520 miles. He had never toured anywhere by bicycle, and there I was seasoned and knowledgeable. One problem was he would not accept the voice of experience. What I told him to leave behind, he took. What I advised him to bring, he left behind. The first night out there was heavy rain and a cold front. He did not bring cold weather gear. I had to let him use some of mine, but I had the absolute minimum. We were both miserable and cold. I don't know what he had in his panniers, but it was very hard to lift the back of the bike off the ground. I told him to stop jumping curbs. He ignored it. It broke the steel rack. Then we had to go get a new rack. We had to look for a free camp site in the woods. I was leading us to a site in a nature preserve. He said we should follow a narrow foot path into the woods. I was opposed to that idea. Foot paths lead to homeless camps, alcoholics, druggies and crazies, not always but in south Florida usually. However, I did not want to refute his judgement, and went along. Sure enough, this oversized, homeless, mentally ill man came charging through the bushes at us with a knife threatening to kill us. He simmered down after a while. After that I took us around to the place where I had originally intended. It was a restful night. Other times he cycled so slowly I could completely lose sight of him in ten minutes. It was a waiting game for me and the civilian slug crawl for him. He refused to eat in a restaurant because he might have to tip the waitress. What a chiseling skin flint. I mean, I have lived in some kind of poverty most of my life, and have the habit of frugality. But compared to him, I am the last of the big spenders. We were on the road and came up to a gas station convenience store in the keys. We went inside. They had egg salad sandwiches for $4.75. The cashier told him the same sandwiches were $3.50 three miles back down the road at a grocery store. He insisted on back tracking to save $1.25. I told him I would wait there while he went back for a sandwich. After he was gone I took off south to Key West. I rode around a while in the town. Then I cycled the 257 miles back to Stuart in heavy traffic in three days. He showed up 9 days later. He took the bus back from Key West. When he got off the bus in Fort Pierce, 18 miles from Stuart, he called his friend for a ride. His friend told him ride his bike. One day when we were camped, I took off to a Barnes and Noble book store. When I returned I got the bad news. He was involved in an altercation with a group of kids. They had seen him in the woods and fired some paint balls at him. He picked up something and chased after them. One of the boys dropped his cell phone. Jack picked it up and called 911 amidst a hail of paint balls. The police arrived. Jack complained. The cop told him he chased them with a shovel or something so he could be arrested for threatening with a weapon. It ended. All this happened while I was gone. About an hour after I got back a plain clothes detective walked into out camp site. He told Jack he had one hour to vacate the area or he would be arrested. He did not say anything to me. We left.

Those were some of the problems he caused. There were others. In all my world wide bicycling tours, 35,000 miles through 19 countries, I did not ever experience any problems like that, not even once.

Take the mapped ACA route and you will surely meet other cyclists doing what you are doing. If you commit to another you might get stuck. I never desired having a cycling companion unless it was a woman. And I have done quite extensive cycling with a female companion.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 19, 2022, 02:02:52 pm
Trip starts in two weeks! So excited! Just bought the Northern Tier phone map. I'm bit worried about over packing. The bike is getting heavier and heavier... Will post my packing list soon for feedback.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: jwrushman on May 19, 2022, 02:19:07 pm
I'm sorry I won't be able to join you for a stretch of your ride.  We just adopted a new doggie.  Wife wouldn't be pleased if I were to take off for a week!

Will you be posting a journal someplace?  CrazyGuyOnABike?

Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: ray b on May 19, 2022, 07:40:49 pm
The bike is getting heavier and heavier... Will post my packing list soon for feedback.
:D
The weight only matters if you're on a schedule.... That said, there are a lot of mechanical and esthetic advantages to a minimal load.

Unfortunately, if you leave it up to 100 people to tell you what they consider to be the most essential item they bring, you'll likely get 110 absolutely essential items.

As you read through the comments on your list, remember to (a) don't take offense and (b) heed only those recommendations that truly strike a chord for you.

Matthew Lee liked to point out that on 2 week races, he only took a few items in addition to his everyday carry of tools and parts. It's surprising how little it takes to sleep, eat, and keep moving.

For comparison, I ran into a fellow time-trialing the Great Divide Mountan Bike Route on a rig that weighed ~35 pounds fully loaded including mud and water. On the other hand I had a great time taking 4 times longer to complete the trip on a bike and racks that had a mass of 34 pounds and went ~80 pounds fully loaded..., including spare pedals, an electric shaver and computer, but on the other hand, without a stove.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: jamawani on May 19, 2022, 08:50:20 pm
Don't skimp on the rain gear.
Western Washington - the west slope of the Cascades -
has had 200% of normal rainfall in the past 3 months.
And western Washington gets lots of rain/snow from mid-Feb to mid-May.
We're talking 30-40 inches of rain in 90 days.

The water faucet may turn off suddenly, but don't count on it.
Your initial few days are likely to be very soggy.
Don't let the cold/damp conditions spoil your start.
Once you get over Washington Pass, it's dries out quickly.

PS - I hope you are thinking of taking the ferry out to the San Juan Islands.
Even staying two nights at the county park in Anacortes and doing a day cruise on the ferry
out to one of the islands and back gives you a super start to the tour.

Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 19, 2022, 09:10:03 pm
I'm sorry I won't be able to join you for a stretch of your ride.  We just adopted a new doggie.  Wife wouldn't be pleased if I were to take off for a week!

Will you be posting a journal someplace?  CrazyGuyOnABike?

I will post pictures and journals on facebook (Joey Bai) and instagram (joeybai7)!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 19, 2022, 09:30:01 pm
The bike is getting heavier and heavier... Will post my packing list soon for feedback.
:D
The weight only matters if you're on a schedule.... That said, there are a lot of mechanical and esthetic advantages to a minimal load.

Unfortunately, if you leave it up to 100 people to tell you what they consider to be the most essential item they bring, you'll likely get 110 absolutely essential items.

As you read through the comments on your list, remember to (a) don't take offense and (b) heed only those recommendations that truly strike a chord for you.

Matthew Lee liked to point out that on 2 week races, he only took a few items in addition to his everyday carry of tools and parts. It's surprising how little it takes to sleep, eat, and keep moving.

For comparison, I ran into a fellow time-trialing the Great Divide Mountan Bike Route on a rig that weighed ~35 pounds fully loaded including mud and water. On the other hand I had a great time taking 4 times longer to complete the trip on a bike and racks that had a mass of 34 pounds and went ~80 pounds fully loaded..., including spare pedals, an electric shaver and computer, but on the other hand, without a stove.

That make sense! I'm not in rush. I plan to use 3 month to finish the trip. If I bike 50 miles/day on average I can finish in 78 days, with 12 rest days. I will bring cameras and a laptop with me to do some video editing along the way so it's probably gonna be a heavy load.

I'm mostly unsure about clothing. Do these clothes make sense for northern tier (East to West) route June - September?

Two cycling shirts
A pair of cycling shorts
A pair of cycling pants

A lightweight dawn jacket (Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka)
A thin jacket (Patagonia R1 techface jacket)
A rain jacket (Rei Co-op Men's Junction Cycling Rain Jacket)
An ultra thin jacket
A short sleeve tshirt
A long sleeve tshirt

A pair of thin sweat pants
A pair of thick sweat pants
A pair of jeans
A pair of shorts

Two low neck socks
Two long neck socks
Two pairs of underwear
A pair of cycling shoes
A pair of sandals
A baseball hat
A gaiter
A pair of UV protection sleeves

Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 19, 2022, 09:37:26 pm
Don't skimp on the rain gear.
Western Washington - the west slope of the Cascades -
has had 200% of normal rainfall in the past 3 months.
And western Washington gets lots of rain/snow from mid-Feb to mid-May.
We're talking 30-40 inches of rain in 90 days.

The water faucet may turn off suddenly, but don't count on it.
Your initial few days are likely to be very soggy.
Don't let the cold/damp conditions spoil your start.
Once you get over Washington Pass, it's dries out quickly.

PS - I hope you are thinking of taking the ferry out to the San Juan Islands.
Even staying two nights at the county park in Anacortes and doing a day cruise on the ferry
out to one of the islands and back gives you a super start to the tour.

Thanks for the recommendations! I will be riding from East (Providence, RI) to West (Seattle, WA). I do plan to bring a rain jacket! Thanks for affirming that!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Pat Lamb on May 20, 2022, 08:41:39 am
Even with all the problems the Post Office has been having, it's still a touring cyclist's best friend.  Load up (not too much) and get started.  After five days or so, look at your load and what you have and haven't been using.  Stop at a P.O. and get a flat rate box (medium or large usually work best), fill it up, and mail it home (or to a friend).  Repeat two weeks later.  You probably won't get down to a Pete Staehling ultra-light load that way, but you'll get to a tolerable load pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: staehpj1 on May 20, 2022, 09:13:45 am
If you aren't completely locked into your plans you might consider that riding toward home allows for getting air travel out of the way up front.  It is easier and likely cheaper to buy a ticket for a date that you can plan ahead for.  You likely won't know when you will arrive at the end and want to fly home.  A flexible schedule is a joy and a locked in one is more of a ball and chain.

I found that wearing bike clothes every day and switching to running shorts in camp worked well for me.  Since the running shorts have a built in brief I took no underwear.  If it is too chilly for that the running shorts alone tights with a wind shell over them work well.  I have shirts that were from ww kayaking and backpacking that serve well.  I don't take any sweatshirts and definitely no jeans.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: ray b on May 20, 2022, 03:20:18 pm
Your clothing shows a lot of thought.

As above. The post office is your friend.

Have you tried packing all this yet? Clothes take up a lot of room. Think about the extra mass of the bags and racks required to carry them. Think about redundancy of function; get your items of clothing to do as many jobs as possible.

E.g., agree with the above. My camp cargo shorts are a pair of lightweight, quick-drying board shorts (swim trunks) with a mesh liner and a few pockets. 

You'll find that even your thinnest wind-breaking jacket does the job with the proper amount of layers underneath. I'd lose all but your waterproof shell and maybe the down parka, which you can use to supplement the loft in your sleeping kit.

I see the R1 and the down sweater as redundant. I'm guessing the Uniglo packs smaller than the fleece-based R1.

I assume you'll spend most of your time in your cycling shorts. For hygiene, better to have two pair of cycling shorts (in case you don't get to wash and fully dry them nightly).

Too many pants:
Not sure what cycling pants are. If tights - then they are the equivalent of sweat pants. If pants, can they do double duty for the jeans?
Not clear what the sweat pants are for. If cold, you can wear the cycling pants under the jeans?
And think about the weight of jeans - especially when wet - and how long they take to dry. Unless this is a mandatory fashion statement, a compulsory part of the great American adventure, or an attempt to blend in with the Dakota cowboys, you might think about something a little more light weight, packable, and perhaps useable over cycling shorts, while you are on the bike. I rode in jeans and cut-off jeans in the 70s; I'm just sayin'.... (And besides, it's hard to blend in with the average cowboy wearing sandals.)

If your socks are wool, you can probably cut the number in half. Wear them out? Buy a new pair.

Think about a pair of lightweight rain shorts or cut-off el-cheapo rain pants to keep from completely soaking your shorts in a downpour.

Unless you like sunblock, think about UV protection extenders for your legs as well.

Have fun with this.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 21, 2022, 04:05:24 pm
Even with all the problems the Post Office has been having, it's still a touring cyclist's best friend.

Thanks for the idea!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 21, 2022, 04:09:02 pm
If you aren't completely locked into your plans you might consider that riding toward home allows for getting air travel out of the way up front.  It is easier and likely cheaper to buy a ticket for a date that you can plan ahead for.  You likely won't know when you will arrive at the end and want to fly home.  A flexible schedule is a joy and a locked in one is more of a ball and chain.

I found that wearing bike clothes every day and switching to running shorts in camp worked well for me.  Since the running shorts have a built in brief I took no underwear.  If it is too chilly for that the running shorts alone tights with a wind shell over them work well.  I have shirts that were from ww kayaking and backpacking that serve well.  I don't take any sweatshirts and definitely no jeans.

I'm actually moving from Providence to Seattle! All this effort just to save the plane ticket (jk  ;D).

Thanks for the running shorts idea!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on May 21, 2022, 04:34:29 pm
Have you tried packing all this yet? Clothes take up a lot of room. Think about the extra mass of the bags and racks required to carry them. Think about redundancy of function; get your items of clothing to do as many jobs as possible.

E.g., agree with the above. My camp cargo shorts are a pair of lightweight, quick-drying board shorts (swim trunks) with a mesh liner and a few pockets. 

You'll find that even your thinnest wind-breaking jacket does the job with the proper amount of layers underneath. I'd lose all but your waterproof shell and maybe the down parka, which you can use to supplement the loft in your sleeping kit.

I see the R1 and the down sweater as redundant. I'm guessing the Uniglo packs smaller than the fleece-based R1.

I assume you'll spend most of your time in your cycling shorts. For hygiene, better to have two pair of cycling shorts (in case you don't get to wash and fully dry them nightly).

Too many pants:
Not sure what cycling pants are. If tights - then they are the equivalent of sweat pants. If pants, can they do double duty for the jeans?
Not clear what the sweat pants are for. If cold, you can wear the cycling pants under the jeans?
And think about the weight of jeans - especially when wet - and how long they take to dry. Unless this is a mandatory fashion statement, a compulsory part of the great American adventure, or an attempt to blend in with the Dakota cowboys, you might think about something a little more light weight, packable, and perhaps useable over cycling shorts, while you are on the bike. I rode in jeans and cut-off jeans in the 70s; I'm just sayin'.... (And besides, it's hard to blend in with the average cowboy wearing sandals.)

If your socks are wool, you can probably cut the number in half. Wear them out? Buy a new pair.

Think about a pair of lightweight rain shorts or cut-off el-cheapo rain pants to keep from completely soaking your shorts in a downpour.

Unless you like sunblock, think about UV protection extenders for your legs as well.

Have fun with this.

Wow, lots of helpful ideas! Thank you so much!

You're totally right. I realize that the pannier itself is not light at all. I have two 20L front panniers and two 27L back panniers. I was thinking front + back panniers can balance front and back weight. But now I need to re-think whether I should use all of them.

I just ordered a pair of Kuhl renegade convertible pants to replace all the non cycling pants in my list. I don't know what was I thinking when I put jeans on the list. Maybe "an attempt to blend in with the Dakota cowboys"? You see right through me. Lol

I've never thought about UV protection for legs. Will take a look.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on June 21, 2022, 07:29:03 pm
Finished my first week yesterday. I'm taking a one day break here at Rochester, NY. Oh man, my butt hurts! I switched from Brooks to a Bontrager saddle at Albnay, which is still not comfortable enough. Today I replaced it with a even wider Bontrager saddle. This one finally feels comfortable enough! Lost my Khul pants somewhere on the road or at a hotel (so sad...). I shipped back my tri bar because I didn't really use it much. So far so good!

I have met 4 experienced riders already, each of whom has done coast to coast biking trip. I'm so inspired!

Follow me on Instagram @joeybai7 or facebook Joey Bai for daily updates! Will post some videos on YouTube soon if I have a chance to edit them lol.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Westinghouse on June 22, 2022, 01:24:43 pm
Do not be overly concerned about overpacking. It is a common mistake made by many. I have done a great deal of bicycle touring, and I still do that myself. I don't know why, I just do. If you read enough journals by people who did cross country cycling tours you will see that many people over packed at the beginning. What day did was they mailed the unnecessary things to somewhere such as back home. Once you get started a while you will find out what you actually need oh, and what is actually just fluff. What you do not need or use, just put it in a box and mail it home.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: ray b on June 22, 2022, 06:10:00 pm
For what it's worth, he's been on the road for a week and has made it to Rochester.
https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=17371.msg93018#msg93018 (https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=17371.msg93018#msg93018)
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Westinghouse on June 27, 2022, 03:11:27 am
Some who hiked the Appalachian Trail are experts in ultra light camping gear and Tents. I suppose if you can pay $500 for a small two person tent they would be the people to listen to. Some can get hey 25 pound load in a backpack including clothing and t e n t 3 days of food and water.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on July 21, 2022, 12:17:48 pm
I'm in Minnesota now. Gonna take two rest days here. It's midpoint for Northern Tier right?
I finally uploaded my Vlog: https://youtu.be/BchKagQfKqU (https://youtu.be/BchKagQfKqU)
Follow me on Youtube if you are interested! I will keep updating my Vlog!
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: BikeliciousBabe on July 22, 2022, 09:07:38 am
I'm in Minnesota now. Gonna take two rest days here. It's midpoint for Northern Tier right?
I finally uploaded my Vlog: https://youtu.be/BchKagQfKqU (https://youtu.be/BchKagQfKqU)
Follow me on Youtube if you are interested! I will keep updating my Vlog!
I have been using that same lock for years.

Did you put the keyboard in a dry bag to protect it from the elements?  ;D

Careful today.  There could be some serious storms in MN.
Title: Re: Northern Tier East to West June - August 2022
Post by: Joey_Bai on July 22, 2022, 11:28:06 am
I'm in Minnesota now. Gonna take two rest days here. It's midpoint for Northern Tier right?
I finally uploaded my Vlog: https://youtu.be/BchKagQfKqU (https://youtu.be/BchKagQfKqU)
Follow me on Youtube if you are interested! I will keep updating my Vlog!
I have been using that same lock for years.

Did you put the keyboard in a dry bag to protect it from the elements?  ;D

Careful today.  There could be some serious storms in MN.

The keyboard of the lock? I haven't thought of that. Will watch out for the storm. Thanks!