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Offline ERS

First section of Trans Am in June
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:06:08 am »
Planning on doing unsupported Trans Am East to West, but don’t have the ~90 days to do it all! So I am hoping to complete it in stages over a ~6 year period; each year doing about 700 miles, or two (2) of the Adventure Cycling Organization's trip maps!! So for 2017, using Maps 12 & 13, I am looking at starting in Yorktown, VA and finishing in Berea, KY for about 743 miles. I did a ~4,200 mile bike trip in 1984 to get from VA to the '84 Olympics and more recently in 2016 cycled from Chicago to Seattle (mostly on Northern Tier) with my wife as SAG driver. I am a 62-year old, male, retired aquatic biologist. Thinking about leaving ~8 June and cycling between 60 to 70 miles/day. Camping & WarmShowers preferable, but flexible on most fronts. Happy to have some company (any stripe of the human variety is fine with me) for my stage and/or to start off your cross-country TransAm adventure! Happy trails!

UPDATE: Due to lack of training [bad weather and (good!!!!) company!], looks like my departure date will now be 19 June '17. If that opens up some options for anyone to join me, please let me know!
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 09:06:16 am by ERS »

Offline ERS

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 11:50:53 am »
So... no one riding the Trans Am in June???
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 09:05:27 am by ERS »

Offline Motomarcus

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 10:24:48 am »
I'll be doing the transam, but going west to east.  Good luck and safe travels to you!

Mark

Offline ERS

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 11:37:06 am »
Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reply... and wishes!! And back at ya! Safe travels.

Let me know if you need anything, but by the time you get to me (I live in Richmond, VA less than 100 miles form your ending point in Yorktown!!), it will all be over!

Happy tails!

Offline Soulboy#1

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 08:39:10 am »
Hi there,

I am doing the TA in June but heading out on the first week of June.
Have a great ride!!

Offline ERS

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2017, 09:04:38 am »
You too!!

Let me know if you need anything. I live in Richmond, not 75 miles from the start in Yorktown!

I am now looking at 19 June as my start date. And we will both see racers from the Trans Am Bike Race!!!!!!

See http://trackleaders.com/transam17

and https://www.facebook.com/groups/524758520982933/?notif_t=group_r2j_approved&notif_id=1496263423603119

Offline Motomarcus

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 09:53:14 am »
Decided to switch directions and go east to west.  In Yorktown now and riding out tomorrow.  See you all out on the trail.  Safe travels!

Offline ERS

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2017, 12:57:41 pm »
Very cool! Good luck!

So... I am doing Richmond to Chicahomony Campground (on RT 5 & Chicahomony River, right on the TA!!!, ~55 miles OW for me) tomorrow as a dry run for my doing the TA. I will be going W to E and you will be going E to W. We should cross!!!!

I am riding a 1984 Gold colored Trek 520 with Black 1984 Cannondale rear bags. Will have a green bag on top with sleeping bag & a brown tent bag & brown bed roll. I wear a black/red Giro helmet & have a ponytail of grey hair. Haven't decided on my kit yet...

Hope to hit the road about 9. Should be at Charles City Courthouse maybe about 1 PM.

Look for me on the Capital Trail!

Offline Soulboy#1

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2017, 05:37:09 pm »
You too!!

Let me know if you need anything. I live in Richmond, not 75 miles from the start in Yorktown!

I am now looking at 19 June as my start date. And we will both see racers from the Trans Am Bike Race!!!!!!

See http://trackleaders.com/transam17

and https://www.facebook.com/groups/524758520982933/?notif_t=group_r2j_approved&notif_id=1496263423603119


Hi.

The 19th isnt to far away. When is the actual start of the TA17? One question. I fly into DC from London and then Im getting the train from DC down to Richmond. Is it easy to get to Yorktown from there?

Offline Soulboy#1

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 05:38:12 pm »
Decided to switch directions and go east to west.  In Yorktown now and riding out tomorrow.  See you all out on the trail.  Safe travels!

Safe travels mate. See you out there somewhere.......

Offline ERS

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 05:44:45 pm »
TA Race starts tomorrow!!!!!!!! 3 heading E to W, 50+ W to E.

A pain to get thru Richmond to Yorktown... why not let me get you to the start in Yorktown by car?? If I can make it work out. When do you arrive?

E-mail me your flight & train details to eseidman54@gmail.com

Offline Soulboy#1

Re: First section of Trans Am in June
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 06:16:44 pm »
TA Race starts tomorrow!!!!!!!! 3 heading E to W, 50+ W to E.

A pain to get thru Richmond to Yorktown... why not let me get you to the start in Yorktown by car?? If I can make it work out. When do you arrive?

E-mail me your flight & train details to eseidman54@gmail.com

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