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General Discussion / Re: transam tour
« on: February 25, 2014, 09:21:09 pm »
Thank you everyone for your input so camping it is and no motels.  And yes I will be going solo and yes I will be leaving astoria OR. And flying or train back from the East coast.

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General Discussion / transam tour
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:19:09 pm »
Okay I am a newbie,
I want to go on a transam tour in four years from now. What would it cost ( ball park) yes I know there are variables  but let say camping  5 days and  motel 2 nights a week. Does this sound okay?  I am thinking $ 2000.00 . Not including trip home. Thanks for your help

Gear Talk / Re: Panniers
« on: March 13, 2013, 08:10:13 pm »
I would wait until REI's 20% off member sale. If you buy the Back Packers at full price you will lose out on the savings you can get here:

I have a set of Back Packers and Sport Packers. You shouldn't need any more room unless you are carrying A LOT of stuff. They keep things dry if properly closed, which isn't hard to do. Make sure the flap on the outer pocket is properly closed or you may get water in it, and it will stay there.

One thing you have to ask yourself is whether you a one big compartment person or a lots of small(er) compartments person. I started out the latter with my first set of panniers. When I was forced to buy new ones, I was worried about the transition. Turned out not to be a problem. You can always incorporate individual stuff sacks or even Zip-Loc bags if you feel the need to segregate things.

As noted, critters can get into most things. (I stupidly left some bread in my tent when I went to visit a museum. When I returned a few hours later, I found a squirrel had chewed through the tent mesh, crawled inside and went to town on the loaf.) I would definitely not leave them unattended with food in them.

When is the 20% Members sale?

Gear Talk / Panniers
« on: March 12, 2013, 08:55:43 pm »
hello all,

I am getting ready to buy my first set here. I am not sure which ones to get cause of material that they are made of. how will they hold up in sun/rain/ critters getting into them.... thanks for your insight.



Routes / N. CAL hwy 36 from Redding to coast
« on: March 09, 2013, 11:09:03 am »
anyone know what kind of road this is? thanks

California / hwy 101 Orick to Cresent City
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:54:57 pm »
I will be taking my first tour in late May.  I will be connecting with hwy 101 just noth of Orick CA. (Bald hills rd) and going north. My question:  prerie state park should I take the parie scenic route or stay on 101 thanks

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