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General Discussion / Transcontinental touring.
« on: October 17, 2008, 11:46:17 am »
I want to load very light just out of a personal aesthetic.  I don't want to carry anything that I can get along the way when needed.  When doing the TA would food even be needed?  Can you find food everyday enroute?  I can go without eating and definitely without cooking for a day.  I'm thinking all I really need is: water, shelter, 2 sets of clothes, tools, a credit card, cell phone, and one book.  Am I missing something?

General Discussion / Transcontinental touring.
« on: October 07, 2008, 05:34:39 pm »
So what do you experienced guys consider essential?  How about entertainment (music)?

General Discussion / Transcontinental touring.
« on: October 04, 2008, 05:41:28 pm »
Thanks a lot guys for all the input.  I've never really attempted to do more than about 40 miles in a day.  I know I could but, I'm most concerned about the mountainous parts.  I hate hills.  What about equipment?  Is there need for a more all purpose bike or can you use a pure road bike with narrow tires.  I ride a mountain type bike every day on the street. It doesn't really roll all that efficient with the fat tires.  How much equipment do you carry weight wise.

General Discussion / Transcontinental touring.
« on: October 04, 2008, 12:33:50 am »
I'm considering doing a cross country this spring 09.  I would like to go from LA to NYC or Jersey shore.  This would be my first time.  I currently commute about 30 miles a day to work.  I'm 50 yrs old so I'll need to keep it slow and steady not trying to break any records.  How many miles a day is reasonable on this trip in both mountains and flatland?  And does anybody have suggestions for where I could get more info?  Also, there does not seem to be any direct route from LA to Utah on the routes shown on this site.  Any Ideas?

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