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Food Talk / Re: vegetarian trek on the transamerica?
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:29:31 pm »
riding as a vegetarian on the TransAm is only challenging if you are not willing to eat junk food.  .

Food Talk / Re: Sports/Endurance Drinks on Tour?
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:27:48 pm »
I never drink gatorade/powerade in my day to day life but when riding on the transam in 90+degree heat there is something very tempting about an ice cold sportsdrink. I began drinking at least a few a week- but in all honesty dont think they are any better than straight up water.

Routes / Re: Does anyone still use paper maps?
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:25:10 pm »
most any rest stop/visitor center in the US will have free maps

Gear Talk / Re: Bottles or Backpack with Water Bladder?
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:23:24 pm »
I did the Trans Am with 5 bottles, but 3 should be fine if you are diligent about filling them up. there were often stretches where I didn't feel like stopping at every convenience store, so the extra 2 came in handy.

General Discussion / Re: Finding cyclist to ride the Pacific Coast
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:19:10 pm »
I'd bet you could probably recruit a few once you get out on the road. The pacific coast is inundated with touring cyclists.

General Discussion / Re: What state is your favorite to ride in?
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:17:26 pm »

a good place to start:!input.action

reference your map for towns that you'll be passing through. most post offices will accept general delivery packages. just show them I.D. to pick up your boxes.

I would definitely get it put together in Portland. the shop in Astoria is very sub-par in my opinion

Oregon Coast is great- the State Parks have hiker/biker campsites that are super cheap and a great place to meet other riders and wind down after a day of riding. There is a decent shoulder through most of Oregon but if memory serves me correctly that will disappear when you get into California. The redwoods of N. California will blow your mind if you have not ridden through them before. Pedaling south you will have the wind at your back which is always nice. Enjoy your ride!

General Discussion / Re: Hi from a new member from germany...
« on: December 15, 2016, 05:42:00 pm »
cool bike! enjoy the ride!

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