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Gear Talk / Bottles or Backpack with Water Bladder?
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:54:29 am »
Dear Community,
I will be cycling the Trans Am from West to East as from mid July. My question now is: should I rather bring bottles / foldable emergency bottles or is a water bladder the better solution for the hot times? I used that riding in Germany a lot but don't like the sticky backpack as additional water reservoir... any opinions on this? How much water does one need in the Plains where it is super hot?
Thanks already,

Routes / Trans Am Company?
« on: June 01, 2017, 08:11:25 am »
Dear all,
As I will be heading out West from Astoria, Oregon on the 15th of June I was wondering if there are other people taking the trip to the East (also if you start later, maybe catch up?).
If you are interested in company, let me know :)

Gear Talk / GPS bike device for the Trans Am
« on: March 12, 2017, 12:56:31 pm »
Dear Forum people,
planning on doing the TransAm this year starting in Oregon Mid June. I have read about bike computers and the sheer abundance of them is just too much. Any good advice on GPS trackers for bikes (not cell phone in GPS mode) or watches that do the trick? All I want is to record the single everyday tracks so I can put together the puzzle at the end of the ride. I am all for mobile phones GPS apps but would prefer some Garmin device with a good battery life. Have a Powerpack and could charge it every day.

General Discussion / Trans American Trail time frame and companion?
« on: March 04, 2017, 01:12:03 pm »
Dear Forum People :) I am a German cyclist and I am planning on doing the Trans Am this year. Have a bit of time to spare and that seemed the adventure of a life time. I am a bit experienced, did some cycling and camping here in Germany but ride my bikes all the time if not working.
I would like to start out June / Mid June in Oregon and head out to Virginia and maybe further south from there depending on the state of my bike and me after that ;) I am comfortable with doing 80-90km/day, that is 50+miles/day, some days more, depending on terrain. I was wondering whether it is possible to do the whole thing in 12 weeks at the rate I would be going.
Gear is no problem as I have most of it already from former travels.
Meeting people would be great as I would travel alone as a woman and if anyone is interested in riding with me for a while, please do not hesitate to message me or comment :)
Thanks and all the best,

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