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General Discussion / Re: border crossings
« on: December 28, 2019, 09:57:15 pm »
My crossings last year didn’t go so smooth! A friend and I were doing the Northern Tier and wanted to cross over for the day to see Niagara Falls. We spent the night at the hostel in Buffalo, great place, and headed to cross on the Peace Bridge. The Adventure Cycling map said that you could cross with the new drivers license but we brought our passports just in case.  There was construction so a nice young lady escorted us across behind her van. We got in the car line and I gave the guard my drivers license, he want to know how long we were staying and I told him just the day then he wanted to know how we were leaving and I told him I didn’t know I hadn’t looked that far away, I didn’t even know there was another bridge close. Well that must have made him mad, he wanted my passport then, well it’s in my panniers so when I get off to get it out he yells at me for being to close to the window. He keeps my passport writes me a yellow ticket and sends me inside, my friend is sent in a few minutes later. I feel like I am a kid back in high school being sent to the office, I’m 66 years old, wasn’t trying to be any trouble, guess we caught that guard on a bad day. After about 15 minutes we got our passports back and were told we could go with no explanation. The falls were beautiful but way to crowded but coming and going on a bike is the way to go. We crossed back on the Rainbow bridge with no problem.

Bikecentennial / Wanted Bikecentennial Huffy poster
« on: December 07, 2019, 09:22:31 pm »
I would like to buy an original Huffy Bikecentennial poster, let me know if you know of one.  Thanks

General Discussion / Re: Lake Michigan tour advice
« on: July 07, 2019, 08:26:40 pm »
Thanks for the ideas, we are thinking 50-60 miles a day.

General Discussion / Lake Michigan tour advice
« on: July 07, 2019, 12:06:38 am »
I am looking for advice for a fall 7-10 day tour starting and ending in Traverse City, Thanks for any help.

General Discussion / Re: Northern Tier Tow Path help
« on: June 03, 2019, 07:29:21 am »
Thanks John, I am not worried about the dust, it’s the construction and all the rain we have had.

General Discussion / Northern Tier Tow Path help
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:58:42 pm »
I need some info, I am in Lockport starting the Tow path tomorrow, my problem is that I am on a recumbent bike, with skinny tires and close fenders with the rain lately should I try the tow path or go around it? Any help is appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Bed and Breakfasts for Bicyclists
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:33:06 pm »
I had a web site called that had a list of B&Bs along the Northern Tier but I tried to connect to check it and it says it can’t get it now?

Routes / Northern Tier maps
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:24:24 pm »
Planning on doing a third of the Northern Tier starting in the Spring, I have the first map starting in Bar Harbor and the date it was published is 2015, can anyone tell me when the newest maps will be out? Thanks

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General Discussion / Leaving Tomorrow TransAm Part 2
« on: May 06, 2017, 11:15:16 am »
Starting tomorrow from Joplin, Missouri on my second leg of the TransAm. Plan to make it to Jackson, Wyoming in about a month, visit Yellowstone, rent a car and drive back home. Don't expect much if any company but if you live alone the route keep an eye out for me, or follow my journey over on Crazyguyonabike at "Yakfish does the TransAm Part 2". 

Sorry I can't help you with a ride but maybe I will meet you on the road, I am doing the TranAm over three years, I rode from Yorktown to the Kansas border last year so I will be leaving around the second week of May heading to Jackson Wy. so hope to see you.

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