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Routes / Re: Southern Tier weather
« on: November 30, 2009, 03:51:31 pm »
Thank you sir!   It sounds as if I should delay until March.   I was thinking it might be nice to escape the tail end of winter over here.


Routes / Southern Tier weather
« on: November 30, 2009, 07:35:41 am »
Greetings from a wet and rainy England.   I'm going to ride a mix of Southern Tier, Great Rivers and Transam early next year.   The plan is to take the Southern Tier from San Diego as far as Louisiana, then head north up the Great River route before picking up the Transam and heading for the east coast.

I'm thinking of starting from San Diego in early February.   The site advises fall to late spring, am I going too early?   What sort of weather can I expect at the start?

Any advice will be much appreciated.



« on: November 27, 2009, 05:34:14 pm »
Well, one of my golden rules is "To increase speed, add lightness", an old saw from a motorcycle tuner of great renown back in the 50s.   I find that a good breakfast helps to get the day off to a good start.   Porridge is light to carry and easy to cook and is a great source of carbs.   Add in fruit or whatever to make it tastier.   For an evening meal, pasta is a good start.   I cook the pasta then mix in a packet sauce (light and easy to carry) then add in whatever else is to hand, mince, smoked fish - anything.   High carb and protein value, tasty and only uses one pot :)

Don't underestimate the amount of food you're going to need either, carry plenty.   I treat one of my panniers as the kitchen and carry everything ready for easy access.   With something like a jet boil cooker, it's easy to stop and heat up a tin of soup or something similar, very quickly.

Have fun.

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