Author Topic: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling  (Read 25332 times)

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Offline PeteJack

Re: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2013, 03:40:49 pm »
I did do a route in Missouri a few months back that was mostly hills.

I found it so myself and people I've met who've done the Transam agree that Missouri is the hardest part. By the time you get to it, Hoosier pass it will be a piece of cake. Be very careful hurtling downhill with a trailer. In particular brake very carefully. I've never rode with a trailer but I've heard horror stories of trailers jackknifing on fast descents causing a crash. Do some research on this please.

Offline richardr

Re: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2013, 01:46:43 pm »
A great resource for journals on cycling tours is  I remember reading several by a couple who ride a tandem trike and tow their large dog, Django.  When they start climbing, he gets out of the trailer and walks.  Trikes are well suited for slow up hill travel and managing a dog.  Personally, I feel they are a great option.

Offline JasmineReeseII

Re: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2013, 09:20:16 pm »
Hi Guys! I'm doing it! Carrying 105 pounds including my doggy. Lol My website is

I am in Pittsburgh right now. Is there a good route to Columbus, OH?
Fiji and Jasmine Bike Across America = FiJaBAM

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Guide to Poor Woman's Cycling
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2013, 05:37:22 am »
I just saw you blog and youtube. You should keep going. You're in Pittsburgh, so I think you took the tow paths. That's good. The comparatively flat terrain will give you time to get your legs under you before you hit the hills.

There are three designated bike paths running NS / SN in Ohio. I have not used them. I saw them only on a map. If you google designated / dedicated bike paths in Ohio, you should be able to locate them.