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General Discussion / Re: Wow...This place is great!
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:53:23 am »
12/28/09-Thank you! I book marked the site. Will be looking at it soon.
Hours later: Wow, there are some serious directors involved with that site!
Just read some stuff on winter biking!!!
Just saw this! This is really a neat idea...
You know... There is biking...and then...there is BIKING!
I dont think I have gotten a thing done today! (except research)
 12/29/09-Happiness is:A Bike, a backpack, and a destination

General Discussion / Re: Wow...This place is great!
« on: December 27, 2009, 08:59:40 pm »
Bike repair.Thank you. I went to the website you recommended. Only one place was
listed in this state. It was not local.  So, how would I go about getting one started here?

General Discussion / Re: Wow...This place is great!
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:17:46 am »
1. Will be thinking of clothing choices now and practice packing.
2. Will be thinking of visiting as many bike shops as soon as possible. (wish it was warm enough to bike)
3. Need to try to figure out what kind of bike I already have.
4. Call and join ACA asap.
5. Nutrition is going to be paramount!

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 27, 2009, 10:55:27 am »
I am going to take my bike(s) out of storage and see what opportunities present themselves. Even though I am in Maine and its never knows what tomorrow will bring weather wise. I could get some "practice" in yet.

Thank you for your common sense approach. Boy, it is hard to believe that one can just take off. Just think of all of the situations that present themselves in people's lives! With this option...they could change their whole life. And all they need is a bike with a destination.

I suppose before this point in time I was not ready to do something like this...but, now, I wish I could have left yesterday. Preparing for this journey is going to be fun.

General Discussion / Re: Wow...This place is great!
« on: December 27, 2009, 10:33:56 am »
Thank you for your post. I like the way you think. Your ideas are a very common sense approach to the situation. Thank you for bringing that typo up! I think an extra zero would help to clarify. You people are grand! (oh! FWIW means: for whats its worth.) Grin. I'm getting there...

New England / Re: Facilities in Maine
« on: December 26, 2009, 08:34:37 pm »
Am seriously giving this some consideration.

General Discussion / Re: Wow...This place is great!
« on: December 26, 2009, 07:32:54 pm »
 I am too excited to join right now. Just informed my family that I am biking out. I am waiting for the floor to drop.
Just realized how important warm showers org. is! Its okay to cover 1000 miles in 10 days.
But, what if things do not go as one plans! It could be 20 or 30 days instead! That adds up.

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 25, 2009, 01:53:04 am »
Fred: I think I could live on the back of a motorcycle. But, that is not the same as a bicycle. Thank you.
Mike: Yes, Maine is beautiful. Once I read about the warmshowers website...
I thought, what a grand idea! I could do that here. I have always wanted an Inn or B and B.
It is still a revolutionary thought in my mind to start out without getting into shape.
I am studying a method right now that works at getting ones joints aligned on a daily basis.
The goal is less wear and tear as we move throughout our day. I think this will be so beneficial.
ps. I just went to warm showers organization and read the rules. Realize now that there is a difference between warm showers organization and a B and B type setting. That is good to know.  

General Discussion / Wow...This place is great!
« on: December 24, 2009, 07:59:59 am »
Thank you SO much! Destination

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 23, 2009, 10:28:57 pm »
I dont need to get in shape?
You mean that if there was no snow on the ground right now...I could just start out? I am going to have to sleep on that thought tonight. A little hard to fathom, but, I promise that I will get over it real quick. Thank you for that info John. I think that I am going to be saying "wow" to myself all night long in my sleep.

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:03:54 am »
Wow. There are people in their 60's and upward still able to bike and planning long distance trips. Wow.

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 21, 2009, 12:56:08 am »

I have had a chance to look at what was suggested. The information has been really helpful. Its going to take me a while to plan this all out and get in shape...but, I am really looking forward to it. I think this is going to be a healing adventure. Thank you again. Destination.

General Discussion / Re: From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 20, 2009, 06:29:25 am »

Going to check info out.

Brain storming:
Emergency fast track idea:
Intertwining bike and train travel together.



General Discussion / From Maine to Wisconsin
« on: December 18, 2009, 09:29:46 am »
I would like to bike from Me. to Wis. I know nothing about cross country travel. Have never biked long distance.
Can you help me brainstorm a plan out. Just type out words that come to your head. Can be anything from type of bike to favorite bed and breakfast's to favorite towns to what shoes to wear.

I cant fly due to ear problems.

I can train, but, not near any major cities due to getting carbon monoxide poisoning easily. IE: Cannot handle Chicago.

Driving causes me to become very drowsy.

I am working on getting into shape. Hey, if I have to walk, I will walk. But, seems to me that going down a hill on two wheels beats walking any day. Its been way "over" 5 years since I have seen my family.

I get too sick to travel.(MCS=multiple chemical sensitivity) Biking has to be, or might be my best option. I never considered this until I met a friend who says that her son travels everywhere by bike. He went from Me. to Oregon no problem. This planted a seed in my mind and made me look back to when I was young...I use to bike everywhere. I never wanted to get my drivers license. Hated driving. Always did, always will. I do not want a vehicle.

I want to get back the life I use to have/live. Even though I am kind of old and rotting. :-) Sometimes it takes a life time to realize who we are and what we really want out of life. When first married, we bought bikes and biked a 100 miles in one day. Got sun burnt too. That was dumb. But, we were young.

Still have the fugi 10 speed minus the hard seat. But, about three years ago, I did buy a mountain bike. Was
hoping to start biking then but couldnt at that point in time. So, thats what I have right now to start with.

If I could, I would franchise "chemical free" bed and breakfast's Inns across the country just so people with MCS could travel more comfortably.

Thank you in advance for your input.

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