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General Discussion / Love, VA
« on: May 03, 2023, 11:18:39 pm »
Does anyone have info in the country store in Love, VA that allows TA cyclists to camp in the back yard?  Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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ACA Mobile Route Apps / Feedback feature on App
« on: March 30, 2022, 04:16:27 am »
Is there a way to see prior user feedback/comments on the various cycling services listed on the app?  The button seems to only allow a user to provide feedback on services, but not read through previous comments.  Perhaps this feature is only to allow the ACA to update its listings, and not to assist other cyclists in making decisions to stop or not?

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General Discussion / Bike Shop in/near Yorktown, VA
« on: March 21, 2022, 06:11:33 am »
Anyone have a recommendation for a bike shop in Yorktown?  I need to box up my bike and ship to a shop for assembly/tune up to start my big ride.  I don't necessarily want to drag the bike box (and tools) around 2 airports and would rather ship it and have it ready to go when I get to the start line.  Thoughts?

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Gear Talk / Handlebar Light and Ortlieb Handlebar Bag
« on: March 12, 2022, 03:56:55 am »
I'm probably not jiggering the light mount and/or the handlebar bag mount the right way, but I've played with it for the last few days, and can't get the light from aiming directly at the top of the mounted bag.  What am I doing wrong, or what am I not seeing in my effort.  Light mount compatibility with mounted handlebar bags is, I'm sure, a very common hurdle, so how have you worked this out on your rigs?  Is it possible to effectively mount the light somewhere else?  My NiteRider Lumina mount bracket seems to only fit on the tubular figured handlebar.

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Gear Talk / Shorts, Liners, Tights
« on: March 06, 2022, 06:26:04 am »
I'm not the brightest bulb, so maybe someone can shed some light for this noob.  What's the difference between bike shorts, liners and tights?  The pics on the catalog sites all look kinda the same.  Asking for suggestions would be opening up a can of worms since fit is personal, so instead, let me ask: What are you wearing? What features do you like? Advice on buying welcome.  Thanks.

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General Discussion / TransAm Stats?
« on: March 02, 2022, 04:42:31 pm »
Anyone have recent stats on how many cyclist going West to East vs. East to West, or what the percentage breakdown is for direction of travel?  Second, is there a "touring season" for the TransAm, and if so, when does it start?  I know many factors play into this including snow pack and when passes open, but generally when do cyclist launch?  Is there such a thing as a "bubble" moving from town to town, and if so, when best to avoid it?  First query, so be kind.  Thanks.

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General Discussion / TransAm season
« on: April 24, 2014, 05:23:19 am »
Several questions, so please pardon. I am moving from long distance hiking to cycling, and am looking at doing the TransAm. Given variables in weather from year to year, is there a typical "season" or start date for doing the TransAm going West to East?  What about going East to West?  If anyone keeps stats, do most riders go Eastward or Westward?  Is there a cycling "bubble"?  If so, when do the bulk of the riders start at each coast?  Thanks for any info you can provide.

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Gear Talk / Wheel sizes
« on: April 10, 2014, 08:26:38 pm »
I know this has probably been discussed ad nauseam, but being a total newb to both this site and touring, I plead ignorance and beg forgiveness.  Can someone explain the pros and cons of the different wheel sizes, i.e. 26" vs. 29" vs. 700cc.  I'm sure each is better for specified uses, but what are those specific uses?  I'm in the very early stages of bike shopping, with the thought of doing a long road tour in a year or two.  Thanks for the help.

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