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Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2018, 12:46:17 am »
This is something you make on tour or at home before you leave?
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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2018, 01:33:09 am »
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This is something you make on tour or at home before you leave?
Аt home. This composition can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator for several months or even years. It does not spoil.
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God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline DaveB

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2018, 09:38:02 am »
Yes, up the hill, I have to push my bike by hand. :-\
Pushing a bike up hill is OK for relatively short hills but gets old fast if the climb goes on for many miles as in the Rockies or Appalachians.   Be sure you have a very low low gear and lighten that load a lot.  You have so much there that isn't needed.

Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2018, 10:52:52 am »
Yes, up the hill, I have to push my bike by hand. :-\
Pushing a bike up hill is OK for relatively short hills but gets old fast if the climb goes on for many miles as in the Rockies or Appalachians.   Be sure you have a very low low gear and lighten that load a lot.  You have so much there that isn't needed.

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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2018, 08:11:50 pm »
Guys, I know. That's my problem. I want to have with me everything that can be useful.

But on the other hand, my goal is not to reach any point, having traveled all the way as quickly as possible, but to see what I did not see before, having flown around the country on a motorcycle or a car.

My regular bike (Mongoose) has three gears in front and 8 in the back. But maybe I'll move to Cannondale, which has 4 gears in front and 9 on the rear wheel.
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2018, 08:48:43 pm »
You’ll quickly learn what you can live without. Therefore how I went from 20lbs to 8lbs of gear.
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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2018, 10:42:44 am »
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Therefore how I went from 20lbs to 8lbs of gear.

This is possible if you are going on a short trip.

Or for a trip with a "credit card", when you stay in hotels or motels for the night and eat in restaurants.

I want to make my trip as cheap as possible with the maximum comfort that I can afford.

Well, if it's too hard, I'll just throw it out on the road. :'(
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2018, 10:51:12 am »
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2018, 01:27:43 pm »
It looks like an active ambitious tour. I like the idea of it. I would not haul all that equipment, myself, and to each his own. Generally, there is not much risk except for traffic. Even the most blood thirsty serial killers leave long distance cyclists alone. There are people who would steal the pennies off a dead man's eyes, so that is something to think about. Keep an eye on things.
I have cycled about 35,000--40,000 miles through 19 countries, stealth about 80% of the nights. I did not have any problems from animals or people during all that time. I have had a hard time many times locating a nice place to camp for the night.

Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #54 on: January 18, 2018, 02:04:19 pm »
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I have had a hard time many times locating a nice place to camp for the night.

А familiar person, with whom we communicated in one of the forums, was brutally murdered by local people when he traveled from his city to the Far East. >:(

Local people took his phone ...

It was in Russia a few years ago.
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #55 on: January 18, 2018, 02:06:43 pm »
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I have cycled about 35,000--40,000 miles through 19 countries,

Very envious ...
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2018, 04:17:08 pm »
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Therefore how I went from 20lbs to 8lbs of gear.

This is possible if you are going on a short trip.

Or for a trip with a "credit card", when you stay in hotels or motels for the night and eat in restaurants.

I want to make my trip as cheap as possible with the maximum comfort that I can afford.

Well, if it's too hard, I'll just throw it out on the road. :'(

I rode from Keystone, SD to Portland, ME (a distance of 4,000 miles the way I traveled) with 8lbs of gear while only staying in 3 hotels and rarely ever eating out.

So it's totally possible to do it on a long tour without a credit card.

Whatever makes you comfortable though.

And this isn't Russia... No one has ever bothered me on any of my tours. It seems like a silly thing to worry about.
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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2018, 08:15:34 pm »
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And this isn't Russia...

Thank God!

I, too, had no problems during cycling or motorcycle travel on the United States.

But my former son-in-law was robbed when he stopped to rest in a park in Texas.

Sometimes I have an idea to take a revolver with me to the road, which I bought in Alaska, in the hope of defending myself from the bears. ;D

I have the permit of the State of NY to conceal the carrying of weapons, but, unfortunately, far from all the rest of the states respect this permission.
God created the universe, and man created the wheel.

God invented our legs for us, we came up with pedals for our feet.

So the bike was born.

Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2018, 12:39:06 pm »
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And this isn't Russia...

Thank God!

I, too, had no problems during cycling or motorcycle travel on the United States.

But my former son-in-law was robbed when he stopped to rest in a park in Texas.

Sometimes I have an idea to take a revolver with me to the road, which I bought in Alaska, in the hope of defending myself from the bears. ;D

I have the permit of the State of NY to conceal the carrying of weapons, but, unfortunately, far from all the rest of the states respect this permission.

Just carry bear spray. It’s legal and enough to piss any animal/human off without killing them.
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Offline Westinghouse

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2018, 04:24:09 pm »
I read an article on concealed carrying. It said permits from Florida were good for AL, MS, LA, TX, NM, AZ. It did not mention CA.