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Offline chippedtooth

TransAm 2015- Looking for others
« on: November 13, 2014, 09:51:32 am »
Hi everyone,
I'll be going East to West next year on the TransAm route, my friend just had to pull out so its currently looking like i'll be going solo! If anyone else is heading E-W, i'm intending to start during April (exact date is flexible). I am happy to do it alone but I think it'd be nice to have some company, so let me know :)

Either reply here or you can get me via email at tjnmaxwell@gmail.com if you'd rather.

Cheers
Tom
Thanks for the tips! :)

Offline PeteJack

Re: TransAm 2015- Looking for others
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 12:17:58 pm »
Going solo is not the end of the earth. Nowadays it's how I prefer to do it, no disputes about pace, destinations where to eat, what to eat etc.. doing a big tour with someone has parallels to getting married. You find out all kinds of things about your partner you didn't know before you set off, sometimes you find things you would rather not have found out. Personally I love the flat bits in the middle where I can pedal for hours on end in my own little world. It's Zen like.

Offline Longtrailahead

Re: TransAm 2015- Looking for others
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 09:50:08 am »
chiptoothed, I have to totally agree with what PeteJack responded with. Going alone is a great way to travel for sure on such a personal adventure taken, and for the obvious reason he mentioned. My own travels alone have been chock full of many great memories and experiences had, as well as other similar travels having been made with fellow cyclists. Remember, the TransAm route is an established bicycle route, and odds are pretty good that you will easily see, and come across many other cyclists who are both coming & going while your out there on the entire distance.

I myself will be starting the same route as you at the end of April - east to west direction. I am cycling solo too, well kind of I guess I would say since my wife and family pet will be traveling along just shortly ahead of me daily in a family vehicle.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2015, 09:57:12 am by Longtrailahead »

Offline PeteJack

Re: TransAm 2015- Looking for others
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 10:12:16 am »
chiptoothed, I have to totally agree with what PeteJack responded with. Going alone is a great way to travel for sure on such a personal adventure taken, and for the obvious reason he mentioned. My own travels alone have been chock full of many great memories and experiences had, as well as other similar travels having been made with fellow cyclists. Remember, the TransAm route is an established bicycle route, and odds are pretty good that you will easily see, and come across many other cyclists who are both coming & going while your out there on the entire distance.

I myself will be starting the same route as you at the end of April - east to west direction. I am cycling solo too, well kind of I guess I would say since my wife and family pet will be traveling along just shortly ahead of me daily in a family vehicle.
+1  One thing I would urge you to do is to tell your new friends "You guys go ahead. Don't wait for me" if they are obviously more comfortable with a faster pace than yours. It's all too easy to let your ego spoil your fun. I did that twice on my last NT.Edit. Told people to go on that is.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2015, 11:41:18 am by PeteJack »