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Hello Everybody,

I started in New York and have followed the Eastern Express (in the main) and now just finishing the TransAm into Pueblo. Currently staying in Scott City tonight.

I am starting Western Trail from Pueblo next Tuesday 5th June going west to San Francisco. Just looking for key tips about what to take and what places are good to stop at. I have the digital maps which seem to work OK on the new app. Also how steep will the climbs be from East to West please? I am debating whether to move to full mountain groupset as currently just have 39/26 front and 11/36 rear - any opinions on this please?

Thanks, Al

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Hello Everyone!

First post here so apologies up front for any errors - I am English so thought I would get my first "Sorry" in early :-). 

Anyhow, I would appreciate some advice on my potential trip, please as follows:

1. When in the USA, I will try to raise money for a USA-based charity that works for either children or people with learning disabilities. When I finish my USA trip, I plan to cycle Land's End to John O'Groats in UK ~ 900 miles and will raise money for Children in Need (www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk) or Mencap (www.mencap.org.uk), so similar charities in the USA would be? Also any ideas for raising money as I travel?
2. Any suggested route places / options that I must not miss between NY and SF please?
3. Any views on what weather conditions I should prepare for given route and time of year please?
4. I plan to avoid Missouri given the "dog attack" problems I have read about in various blogs and forums. Am I being overly concerned and should I just "man up"?
5. Any other good ideas?

Regards, Harry

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