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Routes / Re: Canada: Any cross country routes?
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:38:43 am »
It also might be worth noting the outright hostility from quite a few drivers in Ontario due to the condition of the road and the lack of consideration for cyclists. I found this worse in that province than anywhere else during my 10-province tour.
From what I gathered by speaking to several locals, there is very little political will to change things in favor of cyclists.

Routes / Re: Canada: Any cross country routes?
« on: August 29, 2013, 07:53:27 pm »
Great pics geegee. I agree with you about the north shore of Lake Superior being tough but extremely scenic. Those hills are brutal!

Routes / Re: Canada: Any cross country routes?
« on: August 15, 2013, 11:24:09 am »
Another thing I found about Canada during my trip, campgrounds are expensive. You are often paying the same price as a family of four in a giant RV since there really are no hiker/biker sites available. Sometimes the price difference was about 10 dollars more for a hotel room so I ended up in hotels more often than usual. There are options for stealth camping if you do that though.

Routes / Re: Canada: Any cross country routes?
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:27:43 pm »
I quite enjoyed the long route through Newfoundland. Otherwise it's basically a one-day ride from Argentia to St John's. I added PEI to my route and am glad I did. I also went north to Jasper and came down the Icefields Parkway. That was a nice addition as well.
I did the trip west to east and had good tail winds across the prairies.

Routes / Re: Canada: Any cross country routes?
« on: August 10, 2013, 04:36:09 pm »
Not to my knowledge and unfortunately most of the routes follow the Transcanada which is pretty bad except for BC and Alberta. Lots of heavy truck traffic and aggressive, impatient drivers.
Quebec and the Maritime Provinces offer some good routes though. 

I bought a book "Canada by Bicycle" by Steve Langston which I found helpful on my trip.

Routes / Re: East Coast Greenway
« on: July 28, 2013, 11:14:40 pm »
Thank you for the advice, John. I'll certainly look into the route you recommended.

Routes / Re: East Coast Greenway
« on: July 26, 2013, 01:00:10 pm »
Isn't this trail a long way off from being a viable route along the East Coast? I'm planning to connect the TransAm with the ACA Atlantic Coast Route to get to Ridgeland, SC, and am exploring options.

Thanks for your update.

Routes / Re: What's the best cross-country route in the US?
« on: July 19, 2013, 02:13:45 pm »
Great info. Thanks John.

Routes / What's the best cross-country route in the US?
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:52:39 pm »
Of the several major routes, what is the best in your opinion? I'm thinking in terms of road shoulders, traffic, facilities, scenery, bike friendliness, etc. I had my heart set on the Northern Tier, but am open to other routes as well, especially the TransAmerica. I know some of you have done more than one of these and can make a comparison.


General Discussion / Re: Help Victoria Island BC
« on: July 07, 2013, 11:46:31 am »
You might throw in Salt Spring Island as well. A short ferry ride and nice, mellow roads.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. — Arkansas State Police say a car has struck a group of cyclists on a cross-country trip, injuring seven people.

One thing I noticed after a 5000-mile cross Canada tour was that my cholesterol level shot way up. Eating anything you can get your hands on is not always the healthiest thing to do, but you have to keep the tank full in order to keep riding. It took me a year of dieting to get it back to normal levels though I attribute physical activity with helping also.
I'm curious about your query as well. I have seen some 70 year-olds on tour that seemed very fit and healthy though.

General Discussion / Re: Brooks Sadles
« on: June 27, 2013, 02:45:37 pm »
I'm male and have put about 15,000 miles on my B17. I would suggest that you try the saddle and break it in first before committing to it. As far as the model, it seems to be more a question of the width of your seat bones when choosing the right Brooks Saddle.
It took me less than 1000 miles to break mine in and it seems to get more comfortable all the time.
As others have said, you either love it or hate it.

Classifieds / Re: WTB: Surly Long Haul Trucker
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:44:48 pm »
I'm 5'10 and the 56cm works for me. I would guess you would need the 58cm. You might stop by a local bike shop and try them both out for size.
Here is a pretty good deal on a 56cm in Seattle:

General Discussion / Re: New Bike Hostel/repair shop on the Northern Tier
« on: November 13, 2012, 03:44:39 pm »
Great! I hope to check you out next year.

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