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Routes / southern tier in august
« on: December 11, 2008, 07:42:50 pm »
Hey Chris,
I did the southern tier last July, CA to FL.  I would agree with
Westinghouse.  The temp high was 119 degrees and I was going
through 200-400 oz/day, but with sweat and movement it is bearable.
I put in long days and was able to keep my average at about 125mi.
The whole trip took 26 days, 24 riding and 2 days off to recover my
knees after TX. Sleep is definitely tough, the heat and insects made for
many short frustrating nights and unfortunately there is just no getting
around it. I thought the western half was significantly harder so would
suggest starting there while your still fresh.  Be sure to carry plenty of
water, especially in west texas. I had four 20oz bottles on my bike, a
70oz camelback and usually an energy drink in my bag and still
managed to run out of fluids once. The camelbak is good, fill it up with
ice and add fluids as it melts. It will cool your back slightly and keep
your water colder, longer.  Good luck.

Routes / southern tier in august
« on: May 15, 2008, 11:27:59 am »
I am planing a southern tier tour in august. Does anyone have any recommendations EtoW vs WtoE?
Also any advice/tips to riding in extreme heat?

General Discussion / getting to southern tier from airport?
« on: July 25, 2008, 05:18:31 pm »
I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for getting from the San
Diego airport to the southern tier route via bike and at the end of the
route, suggestions on getting to the Jacksonville airport from St
Augustine also by bike?

General Discussion / southern tier in august
« on: May 17, 2008, 04:50:09 pm »
I am planning a southern tier tour in august.  I realize its a difficult time
to make the trip and was wondering if anyone had any tips or general
advice?  Has anyone out there done the tour at a similar time of the year?
Also, I'm assuming the best route is WtoE but am unsure if proximity to
the coast alters that assumption?  Any input at all would be greatly

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