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Guys- it’s fine out here. Stealth camping. Take out food. Bottled water. So many flowers in bloom.

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I plan to leave June 1. DM me for more info.

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I'm gonna go for it. I had originally planned to do the Great Divide this summer, but that's not happening. My current plan is a June start out of Brooklyn on the NYC>Chicago route to Denver IN, then the Northern Tier route to Dickinson ND, and then Lewis & Clark route to Portland, OR.

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Classifieds / Re: Garmin Edge Touring Basic Navigator
« on: March 21, 2019, 11:51:22 pm »
Still available (and it has a major coast to coast route loaded on it)

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Classifieds / Garmin Edge Touring Basic Navigator
« on: March 17, 2019, 07:40:31 pm »
I bought this exactly a year ago. I used it for a tour and took good care of it. It's still in good shape. It comes with all original cables and attachments. $100 + $5 shipping

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Gear Talk / Re: Gear weight
« on: May 11, 2018, 09:34:40 am »
Front left (rain/warm clothing) 5.6 lbs
Front right (tools/medical) 9 lbs
handlebar bag 4.8 lbs
seat bag 1lb
Rear left (stickers/cards/maps/books,clothing)  12.4 lbs
Rear right (clothing, power pack) 10.6 lbs
Luggage bag (camping) 11.6 lbs
Water (three 1 liter bottles)/lock 6 lbs

Detailed gear list here:
https://rustycrankc2c.blogspot.com/2018/02/gear-list.html

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Gear Talk / Re: Lightweight, tough bike lock
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:45:58 pm »
So, for example, you're camping somewhere and you lock your bike to the picnic table. Your tent is small, yet the handlebar bag always stays with you. But what about your panniers?

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Gear Talk / Re: Gear weight
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:40:44 pm »
I'm heading out on the TransAm May 26th. I just returned from my shakedown ride. Gear (incl water) weighed 63.6 lbs.  Bike + gear (incl water) weighed 97.6lbs


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Gear Talk / Re: My Bike Set-up for TransAm
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:36:56 pm »
I'm looking forward to your tunes! See you May 25th in Virginia!

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Greetings fellow cyclists! I will be departing Yorktown May 26th heading west on the TransAm. I have started a blog with a planned itinerary and equipment list here: https://rustycrankc2c.blogspot.com
I know of one other cyclist who intends to start from Yorktown the same weekend. Are there any others? We would be interested to start a Facebook group to share info and such. It would be great to hear from east-bounders as well.

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General Discussion / Re: Across America 2018
« on: February 24, 2018, 12:30:35 pm »
I'm heading on the opposite direction, E to W, on the TransAm starting in late May. Will wave as we pass each other :-)

Steve

I'm also traveling the TransAm east to west starting in late May. I'd love to compare notes and meet up with fellow cyclists!

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