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General Discussion / Re: Packing panniers???????
« on: August 29, 2009, 08:11:39 pm »
from my front door to the pacific probably the trans way from ky and back cause cant afford another way home so i,ll be gone for a while have not been west yet   or the western route .  thats why i ask ?? i dont want to met other cyclist out there and they just say hes new and   and keep going cause i dont know enough thats way i take this time to read and learn   and ask ??   

General Discussion / Packing panniers???????
« on: August 29, 2009, 05:29:35 pm »
There might of been this ???  But here goes . I,m a new be and like to find the best way to pack the panniers for a 10,000 mile trip .  will start planing the route next year so ive time for answers. and im hoping to just carry around 60lbs. or less..   tight budget every month while im out there . the family needs the money more than me  :) what are the ways to pack tent etc etc  Many Thanks Ron 

General Discussion / Re: Newbie here with ???????
« on: August 29, 2009, 05:21:51 pm »
Many Thanks ill try all.

General Discussion / Re: Newbie here with ???????
« on: August 17, 2009, 08:19:44 pm »
With that schedule, you could hit some gnarly weather in May in the high western passes.  I got snowed on--hard--in Western Montana this June 22 at 7500 feet.  If you have enough time to wait out bad weather spells and cross the passes on good days, you could be OK.  Bring mountain weather clothing, in any case.  That means warm gloves, waterproof stuff, shoe covers, etc.
 Thanks i think if i handle all the mountains in ky and feel comfortable riding here i should be able to handle it i hope like i said this is my first time riding since in the 20,s  i,ve been sore doing it now but i notice its getting better as i keep pushing myself hard. cause i really want it . and is there any different routs to try to pass some of those mountains ? ive not been west  just here in ky.    and any other good advise ??

General Discussion / Re: Newbie here with ???????
« on: August 15, 2009, 08:05:31 pm »
Thanks i didnt even think off mirror Another ? is april good time to ride the trans from ky to the west coast or is it bad timeing   in april on i have all the time in the world but on  tiny or little budget leaving the wife in kids with all the money  i guess im doing it cheap as hell Smile.. But ill have fun if everything i read is true   Thanks All,, Ron   

General Discussion / Re: Newbie here with ???????
« on: August 15, 2009, 01:32:19 pm »
Hi Ronn - not too sure to what to say about cycling shorts except that I have done a lot of tours in regular soccer shorts.  Is it the material or just the look?  My last tour - southern Tier - suffered badly with heavily padded cycle shorts (good quality shorts) as the padding never wicked the sweat away and was like wearing a soggy diaper - not good.  Changed to shorts with just a chamois in - much better and shorts not the tight fitting type.

My advise for prep is to get as fit as possible, plan exhaustively as to a realistic number of miles you feel able to accomplish on a daily basis.  Start off modestly and build up as you get fitter.

Check out your route on Google Earth, masses of info there in conjunction with ACA maps. 

Spend your money on having your wheels built and best quality tyres.  I have my wheels built crossing the spokes over 4 times, gives me extra strength to take my weight 90kg  and pack.  Actually loads of good info on this forum, but like mine everyone has their own view on kit.  Which is why cycling is always so interesting.

In the end just go for it and enjoy = good luck.
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Many thanks im 43 soon and thanks for your input  ill give the soccor shorts a try from where im starting i know its 351 miles 1way so i plane on getting it done i liked what i read so ive done just about all thinks but bike Thanks again Ron   ps  Good luck to ya!!!!!!!!

General Discussion / Newbie here with ???????
« on: August 14, 2009, 09:34:54 pm »
I,m  gonna start the trans am trail from Berea Ky to the end in VA   , ? is  if allergic to the cycling shorts what are the options are for undershorts and shorts?? and  whats the best way to teach oneself for this kind of riding?  cause next year around April i like to try the whole rout from my front door and back to my front door 1st timer to all touring want to-do by myself Any and all advice Thanks Ron ps links to where to find answers  Thanks again Ron

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