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Routes / Re: Help with route in WY
« on: December 31, 2011, 07:50:24 pm »
Wow, lot's of great information to chew on, thanks!  I've ridden many miles around Nebraska....the sandhills are a beautiful ride!  I'm admittedly a novice outside of the state however and was really only considering the route from Rawlins up to the park because the Adventure Cycling map did such a great job of laying out the details.  My son and I were going to start our ride somewhere along the NE/WY boarder and just east of Cheyenne seemed like a logical choice to eventually connect to the Adventure Cycling map section I have.  The goal is to end in Yellowstone where other family members would meet us for a family vacation in the park.

Having said all that, I think I need to re-assess the plan and look for a start town other than Cheyenne and one that gives us the number of days of riding we're hoping for, but also allows for a more northly route as you gents are recommending.

Stay close, I'm bound to have more questions... :)

Thanks so much for the replies!

Routes / Help with route in WY
« on: December 31, 2011, 02:26:02 pm »
Happy New Year everyone!

Looking to ride out to Yellowstone this summer from Nebraska and need some help from anyone who has ridden Wyoming.  I have the Adventure Cycling map for section 5 of the Transamerica route but that only covers from Rawlins, Wy to Yellowstone.  Section 6 doesn't help because it drops down into Colorado.  I need some help finding a route to get from Cheyenne over to Rawlins.  I'd appreciate any information someone might have with that area?

Gear Talk / Re: "SKS" Fenders??
« on: July 22, 2011, 06:36:20 pm »
Okay fenders arrived in mail and just finished installation.  Now that they are on, I love the looks and style.  I have a black bike and these matching fenders almost blend in so well that you don't notice them.  I installed the P-45s and I use both 700cx28s and 32s for tires.  They also seemed to be very solid and high quality, once installed.  Before I got them on, I had some concern...

Now the bad:  The instructions were practically useless.  There was no parts list and SKS includes several "extra" nuts and bolts to accommodate various frame types and installation methods.  This is a nice thing but I still wish they provided a parts list and indicated this fact on the instructions.  Before installing, make sure you have a Drimal, bench grinder, or some other easy way to cut and trim pieces.  I had to take off between .5 and .75 of an inch from the mounting stays because they were too long.  A Drimal worked perfectly and I used a bench grinder to re-smooth the ends.

Lastly, There are lots of little parts to put together and line up in order to mount the fenders on the ends of the stays.  This was a royal P in the A, especially after getting them together, mounting them on the bike and realizing the stays were too long and needed to be cut, tear apart, repeat... >:(

At the end of the day, patience overcame a fairly difficult installation and adjusting process but now that I'm finished, it was worth it.  Hope this is helpful to someone out there.

Gear Talk / Re: "SKS" Fenders??
« on: July 17, 2011, 04:41:37 pm »
New to the board and I appreciate some of the guidance and experiences posted here.  I'm just getting into the touring style of riding an the posts here helped me out.  I just purchased a set of SKS fenders and I'll let you know how they worked out from a rookie perspective.

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