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Routes / Re: New Jersey
« Last post by John Nettles on November 14, 2022, 04:00:32 pm »
No worries.  Hope you have a great ride!

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Routes / Re: New Jersey
« Last post by Bike4m3! on November 14, 2022, 03:21:13 pm »
Sorry. Yes I was looking for routes in Southern NJ heading north
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Gear Talk / Re: Gear that I was glad to have taken
« Last post by ray b on November 14, 2022, 01:42:13 pm »
Of course, even in the more remote areas, we can usually pick up a cell signal every day or two to check weather forecasts.

Before loading anything extra to take up space on the bike and in the brain, I always remind myself, it is supposed to be adventure cycling, and the adventure is provided by the unknown. Just a thought.
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Gear Talk / Re: tubes or tubeless for a cross-country ride??
« Last post by ray b on November 14, 2022, 01:35:01 pm »
Fortunately I have no problem getting the bead pop back on with the setup I have used.  Maybe not with a mini pump (I have not tried), but I have done it with a floor pump with no problem.  I also did it with co2 with no problem, but found that co2 kills the sealant precipitating out all the solids.  So I recommend emptying the tire of co2 and refilling with air if you use co2 to seat the bead.
All excellent advice, except the last sentence. The CO2 cartridge kills the sealant through the endothermic process of gas expansion. It's the rapid drop in temperature that can cause polymerization of the sealant.

One proposed solution is to allow the sealant to collect in the 6 o'clock position - away from the valve stem, and hope the temperature of the sealant stays up.

Reducing inflation speed and thereby rate of drop in temperature with the CO2 has also been recommended - but of course, the whole purpose of using CO2 to set the bead is its ability to rapidly increase pressure - so....

One could certainly pump things up a little with an air pump, and then use as little of the CO2 as needed to quickly increase the pressure and set the bead. This has been my preferred on-road technique with hard-to-seat tires.
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Routes / Re: New Jersey
« Last post by John Nettles on November 14, 2022, 01:16:36 pm »
I don't understand you question.  There are three routes in NJ.  The Atlantic Coast and CYNC. 

The main AC weaves in and out along the Delaware River with PA to New Hope where a spur of the AC goes to Summit where it connects with the metro to get into NYC. 

And there is the CNYC route that goes from Philly to NYC as discussed above.

Both are shown on the map though the AC is a bit harder to read as a yellow line.   Granted, there is no NYC to Cape May route if that is what you are looking for.  This is probably due to high traffic, small/no shoulders, and/or lack of cyclist services such as campgrounds that accept tents.

Tailwinds, John
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Routes / Re: New Jersey
« Last post by Bike4m3! on November 14, 2022, 01:04:46 pm »
Thanks John! The Delmarva route then crossing to Cape May by Ferry sounds like a delightful option. I am still wondering what the deal is with New Jersey? No suggested routes in the state? I know the shoulders are larger due to the sandy soil but am still wondering if I am missing something.
Thanks,
Carlyn
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South Atlantic / Spring TuneUp Atlanta, GA - April 14-16 2023
« Last post by bragger01 on November 14, 2022, 12:05:05 pm »
Spring TuneUp is a 3-Day Outdoor Cycling & Music Festival outside of Atlanta, GA April 14-16 https://brag.org/stu

Cyclists travel at their own pace along a set route which includes SAG, well-stocked & frequent rest stops, and well-marked country roads (cue sheets and route downloads also available). You may choose to ride as many or as few miles as you like ranging from 20 - 100 miles. The start/finish will be at the same location all weekend at the Sunflower Farm in Rutledge, GA - 45 mins east of Atlanta.

At the end of each day's ride there are food trucks onsite, cash bar, live music, and games. Camping and hot showers included with your registration. Bring your riding buddies or the whole family!

Post your questions here...
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Cycling Events / Spring TuneUp Atlanta, GA - April 14-16 2023
« Last post by bragger01 on November 14, 2022, 12:03:04 pm »
Spring TuneUp is a 3-Day Outdoor Cycling & Music Festival outside of Atlanta, GA April 14-16 https://brag.org/stu

Cyclists travel at their own pace along a set route which includes SAG, well-stocked & frequent rest stops, and well-marked country roads (cue sheets and route downloads also available). You may choose to ride as many or as few miles as you like ranging from 20 - 100 miles. The start/finish will be at the same location all weekend at the Sunflower Farm in Rutledge, GA - 45 mins east of Atlanta.

At the end of each day's ride there are food trucks onsite, cash bar, live music, and games. Camping and hot showers included with your registration. Bring your riding buddies or the whole family!

Post your questions here...
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General Discussion / Re: Camping in Churches
« Last post by froze on November 14, 2022, 11:37:32 am »
I asked my pastor this same question this last Sunday, and he said camping on the back part of the churchyard he would be ok with, but not inside the main area, although, the front lobby is always open and if the weather was bad he would be ok for them to come into the lobby and put out their bag and mat on the floor.  He also said he would expect a call to ask permission to camp in the yard or inside the lobby.
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Gear Talk / Re: Gearing for Trek Checkpoint on Transamerica route
« Last post by Pat Lamb on November 14, 2022, 11:31:22 am »
Before you chuck your current bike and get a new one, think about just swapping out the crank.  You (or your shop) should be able to put a 44-28 in there and adjust the front derailer so it works OK.  That should get you down around 22 gear inches, or about one gear above the "ideal" 20 gear inch.

There's always the two foot gear: get off the bike and walk.  Actually seems to help the legs and butt since you're using slightly different muscles.  I'm not sure I could have climbed some of the Appalachian and Ozark hills unloaded, even a dozen years back, but I can still walk them today!
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