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General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier, Section 2 B=New Mexico
« on: April 15, 2010, 11:25:45 am »
What day and time will you be pedaling through El Centro, California??

General Discussion / Re: Southern Tier Bicycle Assistance
« on: April 20, 2009, 01:35:31 pm »
If people could send in suggestions regarding typical tire sizes that they are traveling with I could have a few spares in hand. East bound or west bound travelers.
Spokes or broken rear derailer brackets can't be on hand because there is too many diffrent types. I have a spare rear 16 for the bob trailer. For the recumbant people I'll need to know what size the front tire is, 20"  and rear 700 X ? .
Brake pads I could possible have in hand if I can get some instruction on which to keep in hand. Disc is another story we won't go there.
Any suggestions regarding purchasing the best book to learn and have as referance for truing wheels? Where to order from?

Jean Andre

General Discussion / Southern Tier Bicycle Assistance
« on: April 15, 2009, 02:35:35 pm »
Hey I'm living in Jacumba on the southern tier route. From all the people who have traveled past here there seems to be a lack of emergency bicycle services. The closest bicycle shop is in El Centro, Ca.
I have a few tools, tires, tubes and a wheel truing stand. So if any has the skill to make or need something please contact me through this forum.

Lifetime member
Jean A. Vallery

Routes / Southern Route
« on: March 10, 2004, 06:56:51 pm »
I'm so sorry, I had it online for about two years and It was lost due to a server crash.
I can explain to you the route I took but a large part was interstate. I went through during a time of large forest fires on the adventure cycling route and took a detour. If your interested email me
Jean Andre

Routes / Southern Route
« on: March 09, 2004, 01:52:51 pm »
I didn't travel the southern tier in march but I did travel it in the June 6th thru July 27th period.
I started in San Diego headed back to Sarasota Florida.
As soon as I come over the top of the hills 60 or so miles east of San Diego I was greeted with winds from the south/southeast that lasted until I reached Houston,Texas. Then it would change from east to west and back to from the southeast.
The winds early in the morning before the sun rises and starts the winds blowing again are real comfortable and make the distance more enjoyable.
Of course there always seems to be a constant wind, maybe the early riding was for my peace of mind regarding the heat.  I discovered that talking to myself about the enviroment around me helps pass the time, and there is plenty of miles and time.
Out of houston I took a highway name ( 290 )Texas Hill Trail. That took me through Austin and across to just below the small town of Junction, texas.
I took this to advoid the trip all the way down to San Antonio then back up again to the same location. I traveled as straight a line as I could across.
I modified the route of the Southern Tier route provided by Adventure cycling.  
Please plan to transport enough water to carry you more than 8 hours or 100 miles whatever comes first.
Water comes in three forms, bottled, from the hotel or undrinkable. Unless you have the chance to get it from a persons home water supply. The are a few small towns that will have public fountians. Of course a few reststops on the interstate have water. Some don't.
I'll explain if you email me off list or I will provide the info to this message board.
Jean Andre Vallery
Sarasota Florida

General Discussion / Blog for your touring journals
« on: May 04, 2004, 07:07:00 pm »
The only diffrence between his and mine are a couple of things . We are both free, his is done in perl mine php . both allows you to upload a picture.
Of course it's just a choice. I lost my online ride journal from 1999 only because of a foolish error on my part . But I keep copies of everything now. Everyone should. But go with the flow if you like.
His has been up for years , I've been up for 2 months.

General Discussion / Blog for your touring journals
« on: May 03, 2004, 12:17:47 am »
It is a method to store your personal journal by typing on a computer live on the internet. You need access to the internet, via public libary's, Hotels or internet cafe's. You can upload photos from the computer your using to access the blog. A example is located at.
here is the one I started a couple of weeks ago.

General Discussion / Blog for your touring journals
« on: March 20, 2004, 12:17:21 pm »
Send me your basic info, first,last name, address ,city ,state ,zip and email and I'll setup a blog for you to record your daily, weekly adventures.
When I get that I'll send you the user name and password as well as the login location.
here is the one I started a couple of weeks ago.
The blogs are located at

Jean Andre Vallery
Sarasota Florida
Life member #L00915

General Discussion / Intro to road touring class
« on: March 09, 2004, 01:27:01 pm »
I haven't much info to add. I'm registered for the Ride leader course in Richmond at the beginning of April.
Jean Andre Vallery
Sarasota Florida

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