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Offline misterflask

Re: Useless advice/help
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2015, 10:05:13 am »
On the upside,

Headed into Pittsburgh on a sunday morning game day, I stopped to talk to some Steelers fans holding court in a donut shop.  They verified the route that I planned on  taking into town.  Several minutes after I left, they got to talking about how I would surely miss such-and-such turn.  They jumped in a car and found me several miles down the errant path and got me turned around.

I've found 'self-supported touring' to be something of a misnomer, with regular humbling lessons in depending on the kindness of strangers.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Useless advice/help
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2015, 04:34:49 pm »
Just now completed my fifth ST. Yes, I was told it's all downhill from here, and it's flat, and both were extremely far from the truth. The weather was fairly good, and it did get extremely cold in north Florida of all places. I saw only 5 long distance cyclists.  Laid over for days at a time in Gainesville, FL, San Antonio, TX, Van Horn, TX, Tucson, AZ, Ocotillo, CA. Cycled through rain a few days. Fairly good windage, but several days of side and head winds. One day the wind blew me completely off the road and into a ditch. It was a sudden strong gust--40-50 mph. Met some women but not enough or well enough.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Useless advice/help
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2015, 11:07:59 am »
They jumped in a car and found me several miles down the errant path and got me turned around.
I love that story! People are wonderful.