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Offline flysloth

Hello, I have some questions. help us plz.
« on: February 01, 2012, 01:54:09 am »
Hi, I am Lee in korea.
Sorry for my broken english :(
We are planning about traveling TAT.
We will travel from east to west.

I have some questions.

First, We may go Newyork in May or Aug.
How will the weather be in May ~ Oct and Aug ~ Sept?
does it cold or hot for camping?
We should camp or use the warm showers.

Second, Maybe we will need the internet.
We will take a picture and videos. And upload it.
I know we can use WIFI in McDonald.
How many McDonalds are in TAT route?

Well, We have many questions, but We can't say because of my broken english :(
(so, we are studying english hard !!!)

Thanks for reading this post.


Offline rabbitoh

Re: Hello, I have some questions. help us plz.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 04:23:43 am »
Hello Lee,

You might find the following link useful. It is by a countrywoman of yours.
Good Cycling

Offline reed523

Re: Hello, I have some questions. help us plz.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 07:49:46 am »
Spending time studying Crazy Guy journals is a good recommendation.  McDonalds are plentiful but there are other sources of free wi fi including public libraries, coffee shops, other restaurants. 

Warm Showers is excellent but there will be many places where you will be unable to find a host so you will need to plan on camping or staying in motels.  KOA is a national chain of campgrounds that you can easily look at on the web.  Of course, there are many, many others including state parks and national parks.  There are also many private campgrounds, especially in areas frequented by tourists.

As far as timing, I would think late May, early June departure would be about right.  You will encounter all kinds of temperatures along the way but nothing too dramatic.

Good luck with your journey! 

Offline John Nelson

Re: Hello, I have some questions. help us plz.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 10:14:29 am »
There are two different TransAmerica Trail routes, one for bicycles and one for motorcycles. The acronym "TAT" almost always means the motorcycle route. I assume that this is not the route you are taking, so a better name is either "TransAm" or "TransAmerica" or, in this audience, "TA" is usually clear.

There are not many McDonald's on the TransAm. That's probably because most of the towns the TA passes through are too small to justify a McDonald's. Nevertheless, you can find Wi-Fi in a lot of other places. I would sometimes just wander around town checking for signals from open networks and then walking towards them to get a stronger signal. I used a lot of signals standing outside of buildings closed for the night. You won't find a signal every day, but you will find one every few days.

May through October in the U.S., especially on the TransAm, is usually suitable for camping, cold in some spots and hot in others, but rarely so cold or so hot that you cannot camp. How much or little you camp depends on you. You can camp easily camp 90% of the time if you want, and 100% of the time if you are a bit creative. If you don't mind camping, it's a great way to save a lot of money. Having camping gear and being able to camp at least some of the time increases your flexibility greatly on the TransAm, because finding indoor sleeping every night is a struggle (although possible if you're committed to it).

Warm Showers provides a nice break from other lodging options, and is a great way to meet interesting people.

Studying English is good, as you won't find many people along the TransAm who know Korean.

If starting the TransAm in the East, it will be much, much better to start in May than to start in August.

Offline flysloth

Re: Hello, I have some questions. help us plz.
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 06:59:44 am »
thanks guys!

Ok. We will start trip on late May.

Haha, now I am very happy because I can speak with american on english !!!

I can have a confidence :D

If and when I have questions since today, I will come back to here again!

very very thank you.
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