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General Discussion / Re: Tents and panniers
« on: July 13, 2022, 12:27:14 pm »
Hello,
We are a couple, and we have three persons tent MSR Mutha Hubba, because during a long trip, we think a minimum of space is appreciable. The difference of weight between 2 and 3 persons lightweight tent is the same of a T-Shirt.
We prefer to have our baggage in the tent, primarily for comfort and practicality. For example, if during the night it’s raining and you forgot something in the paniers?
About the “kitchen” we use two stoves: MSR Pocket Rocket (2.6 oz) where is easy to find propane or MSR Whisperlite where we can’t find it. For us it’s a good choice.

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General Discussion / Pacific Coast from Vancouver, BC
« on: July 13, 2022, 12:09:10 pm »
Hello,
We are planning to start the Pacific Coast in Vancouver, BC next August. Do you have a suggestion for an hotel not too expensive and not too far from the airport ?

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General Discussion / Re: Pacific coast season
« on: July 02, 2022, 03:35:59 pm »
Hello,
Thanks to all!
I would like to leave the second week of August from Seattle or Vancouver, I was a little afraid of the high temperatures, but with @John's answer I am more reassured.

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General Discussion / Pacific coast season
« on: June 30, 2022, 07:53:45 pm »
Hello,
I would like to know if is a good season to start in Vancouver or Seattle at beginning of August.
Thank-you very much

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Routes / Southern Tier from Orlando
« on: March 18, 2022, 07:01:34 pm »
Hello,

Next Saturday, I will arrive in Orlando and I would to join the ST in the city of Gainesville.
I would like to know the best and safe way to ride from the airport until Gainesville.
Thank you very much for all suggestions.

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Routes / Souther Tier W to E or E to W
« on: December 26, 2021, 12:01:36 pm »
Hello,
we are planning to start riding at the end of January.
Our first idea was to start from San Diego as many people, but I prefer to start from St. Augustine because roads are more flat at the beginning of the journey and we will arrive to the NM mountains in springtime, but I have a doubt about prevailing winds, which is the best direction?
Many thanks.

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General Discussion / Southern Tier in Winter
« on: November 21, 2021, 09:18:52 am »
Hello,
I would like to start in San Diego next January. Some suggestions?
I know that in NM I can find snow, but my doubt is abount campground. It's easy to find? They are open also in this season?
All informations are welcome, also some address and place where stay.
Thank you all.

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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 10, 2021, 08:11:52 am »
Thank you for your replay staehpj1,

In Quebec we have one hour less of light... but 10 hours each day I think it's ok to ride.
I want to be sure that:
- No too much traffic on the roads
- Not too much cold (ok, we are canadians, but...)
- Easy to find where to sleep
- Personal safety

...and please M Biden open this *** border...

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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 10, 2021, 07:39:10 am »
Hello,
After some days, I think this could be my tour. I have seen this quadrilateral on the adventurecycling.org maps and I think is a good itinerary to discover the region. I have saved the suggestions of @staehpj1 and @John Nettles for add some detour during my ride.
There is someone that have other negative or positive comments.
My itinerary is ok for november-december?
Thanks.

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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 08, 2021, 08:08:36 am »
Thanks

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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 08, 2021, 07:43:24 am »
Hello Staehpj1,
Thanks for your post.
At this moment I'm in a "collect info mode". Our first doubt is about Trudeau-Biden decision: next Monday Canada open border for Americans, but American border stay close for us....
One option will be to search a long stay parking in some city near Mexican border and start the ride in US or also change plans and change city each week for ride go and back each day.
I like cold weather, but not to ride with snow, my wife searches some warm weather to escape our winter. At home when is 50F, in winter, is hot day! No problem sleep into the cold, but at least ride with 60-70F during the day.


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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 08, 2021, 06:43:05 am »
I'm sure that mexican people is great, I never have visited Mexico, but I'm hesitating about safety.
One thing is normal people, another thing is the criminality and Mexico is not a safety country.
We arrive from Canada with our motorhome, we live the veicule in some place and we start our trip. When I will go back I will find my RV? And during the ride what about the personal security? ???

Francesco

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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 07, 2021, 08:10:42 pm »
Ok, I understand and thanks for the link.
I see that one ride arrive until 1800 mt altitude and the other 2300 mt. It is not to high for the fall-winter season?
Thanks

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Routes / Re: New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 07, 2021, 10:21:40 am »
Thank you for your replay John, in effect we search some warm place, we want to escape our 6 months winter...
I add your places to my nice to ride list. About your place, please see images, it's correct?

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Routes / New Mexico and Arizona suggestions for a Snowbird
« on: August 07, 2021, 09:16:30 am »
Hello,

I start to plan my new bike ride, I live in Quebec and I would like to visit South of USA next winter. The general plan is about 1500-2000 miles and I start to look at this itinerary: Albuquerque - Ash Fork - San Xavier Mission - Las Cruces - Albuquerque.
I'm looking to:
- Best sites "must to see"
- Nice place to sleep and eat
- Best sites, blogs, forum to take informations about my ride

This is my very first draft, so I agree all suggestions.

Thanks!

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