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Myself and my bike with touring gear. I'm a retired male, clean and pretty easy going. (plan to do a solo ride on the eastern half of the Trans Am).

Please contact me with details (including the price you will charge).


Gear Talk / Re: Touring with hammocks: any other Pros & cons?
« on: May 25, 2016, 10:17:29 am »
Big hammock fan here too. Did the western half of the Trans-Am with one last summer and concluded that in the plains states a tent would be the way to go. With a little creativity I was able to find methods to hang without trees, that was not the problem. The problem is if it looks like it might rain, you need the tarp up, and with a tarp that's above the ground, it acts like a big sail. 30+ MPH winds are a major PITA with a hammock tarp. That being said, it would be hard to go back to the ground after the comfort of my W.B. Blackbird.

 Disclaimer: I'm old. When I was young I could sleep on a pile of rocks and snooze like a baby.

General Discussion / Re: Hammocking the Great Divide: bad idea?
« on: April 15, 2016, 05:28:17 pm »
 I did the western half of the Trans Am last summer with a hammock. Only found it necessary to go to the ground (using the hammock like a tent) two times. However, in the plains states where the wind always blows it was a problem when the tarp was needed(if it looked like rain). When the tarp is that high off the ground it really becomes a large sail and there is often no refuge from that wind. My suggestion would be to use the hammock in the mountain/forest areas that are more protected from wind and when you get down into the plains, consider shipping it home and having someone mail you a tent.


Classifieds / Wanted-- Great Divide map set
« on: November 14, 2015, 09:56:10 am »

Please include the Publish dates and condition with your price.



Good condition, no tears. I can take pics upon request. Also interested in a trade or partial trade for the "Great Divide" route maps.

Please PM your contact info.


ACA does not update maps on a yearly basis so I don't know if these are their most current. Publish date listed is 2010--Also interested in a trade or partial trade for the "Great Divide" route maps.

Good condition. I can email you a picture upon request (get an error message from this website when I attempt to post a pic)

Please PM your contact info.


General Discussion / Re: Link to this forum is buried, why???
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:14:05 pm »
I agree. It should be in a prominent, obvious location.

On another note, I was already signed in and I went to respond to this thread and I was required to re-sign in before I posted. Not a big deal but another irritation that puts a question mark over my head as to why?

It was still closed over labor day weekend .

I was Southbound and was going to proceed past the sign thinking that a bike can always get through some way or another but a hand-written sign next to the official sign said that it was also closed to bicycles. I had started in Nehalem that day and was feeling too tired to gamble riding a few miles up the hill only to have to turn around and head back so just proceeded on the busy 101 over the pass (not fun on the big weekend with heavy traffic). 

Another thing that may be of more interest to people on this section is the route and location of the  campground at Devils lake campground. The map sends you around the east side of the lake and that's were the camping appears to be located but that's a day use area on that side. The camping is located on the west side of the lake.  (if you're as tired as I was that day) you might consider staying on 101 (yes, busy crowded 101) and  enter town on the west side of the lake. That's were you'll see the sign directing you to the campground.


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