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General Discussion / GAP/ C&O Towpath. Direction of travel
« on: June 23, 2020, 09:32:13 am »
Wondering if there might be a “preferred” direction of travel on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O?? Currently planning from Pittsburgh to DC but curious if anyone has an opinion otherwise? We can obviously go either way.

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General Discussion / The Katy Trail- What tires?
« on: May 25, 2020, 05:56:47 pm »
We are preparing to ride The Katy Trail in Missouri starting June 7th. We have “gravel” bikes that can accommodate 35’s and more- but we don’t want too big to avoid excess drag. What tires would be recommended?
30’s with Road tread?
35’s with knobby tread?
Thoughts?

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General Discussion / Lightweight Locking cable for touring
« on: December 02, 2019, 06:04:43 pm »
Any brand or type preferences for a lightweight cable and lock for long distance bike touring? Needs to be long enough to wrap around 2 bikes and something like a picnic table!?!?

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Gear Talk / Bike tour headlight recommendation needed
« on: March 19, 2019, 05:30:02 pm »
We are planning a TransAmerica trip. Self supported. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good headlight? Probably only would consider battery operated to avoid charging concerns.

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General Discussion / TransAmerica East to West or West to East?
« on: July 03, 2016, 09:04:40 pm »
My wife and I are planning to do The TransAmerica route starting in May of next year. Is there any data that supports traveling either West to East or East to West as being preferred?
Wind? Weather? Sun in your eyes?
We are thinking East to West currently.

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General Discussion / TransAmerica bike tour- travel East or West?
« on: July 04, 2015, 05:59:05 pm »
I am planning a TransAmerica Self-supported bike tour with my wife in 2016. Which direction is optimal and why? We will do the middle of the country Adventure Cycling Route- I believe Astoria and Virginia Beach?!

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General Discussion / "Protection" necessary?
« on: February 17, 2014, 09:34:10 pm »

What are thoughts on the need for "Protection" on a ride in California and Oregon (adventure cycling routes) in May? My wife and I on the Bike for a month on the road/ campgrounds/ B&B's/ Warmshowers/ etc.  Dogs/animals/unwanted humans etc.
-No need
-Mace
-club
-horn
-heavy artillery
??

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