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Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 04:13:04 pm »
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Not too bad.

A set of 7 maps only for the East Coast! 15 x 7 = a lot! :'(

They’re a lot cheaper if you’re an ACA member. 30% off sets and 20% off single maps. The $103.75 Atlantic Coast Route maps become $71.75 for the set. Since you’re over 60 it’d be $39/year for you to join.

They’re not cheap to produce though and they have to pay their overhead.
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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 04:25:06 pm »
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’re not cheap to produce though and they have to pay their overhead.
I understand. But after retiring, I became greedy. I had Garmin Edge 705 for $ 700, which I, unfortunately, lost. But I was working then, and such a waste did not seem too big to me.
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 #32 on: January 11, 2018, 04:36:47 pm »
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You can save more money by staying out of restaurants and never buying alcohol or sports drinks.
Alcohol during cycling? With a pipe in the mouth? ;D
Unfortunately, the times when I smoked and drunk a lot of alcohol have already passed.
I plan to cook my own food and buy only raw products for cooking.
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 Pat Lamb

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 11:12:08 pm »
(Here comes another fool rushing in where ... )

Let me suggest the O.P. spend some time poking around the Adventure Cycling HowTo department: https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/how-to-department/

Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 11:47:31 pm »
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Let me suggest the O.P. spend some time poking around the Adventure Cycling HowTo department

I am sorry, but this link bring me hear:

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This www.adventurecycling.org page can’t be found
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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 PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 12:03:10 am »
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Let me suggest the O.P. spend some time poking around the Adventure Cycling HowTo department

I am sorry, but this link bring me hear:

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This www.adventurecycling.org page can’t be found

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/how-to-department/

Try that
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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2018, 11:32:47 am »
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Try that

This one works, thanks.
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 #37 on: January 12, 2018, 12:03:08 pm »
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Try that

This one works, thanks.

Glad it works. Good luck.
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Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2018, 03:40:40 pm »
Another question.

Which bicycle handlebar do you prefer for long journeys?


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 #39 on: January 12, 2018, 05:35:52 pm »
Another question.

Which bicycle handlebar do you prefer for long journeys?

I use regular drop bars. My bike came with flared bars but they were ugly lol
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Offline PNWRider92

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2018, 06:29:13 pm »
I am planning to go on a Bicycle Touring trip on the Southern Tier Bicycle Route from Tampa, FL to San Diego, CA.

Why Tampa?
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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #42 on: January 13, 2018, 10:24:36 am »
Which bicycle handlebar do you prefer for long journeys?

Drop bars, they came on my bike.  This is another of those "anything will work, but we can debate 'best' for months" questions. 

Get out and ride!  If you don't have a bike, get one, get out and ride!  If you're going to tour, probably the single best predictor of success is how much saddle time on the bike you have before you start.  A red bike may be faster than a black one, and a green bike easier to hide while stealth camping, but none of that matters if you ride 150 miles, decide it's too much, and pack it in.

Offline Loader

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #43 on: January 13, 2018, 09:56:22 pm »
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Get out and ride!

I ride and quite a lot.

But I'm getting old and my body is changing every year.

Earlier, like most cyclists, I used а drop bars, but later it was too low to bend over to it.

Then I began to use the handlebar from a mountain bike, it's better for the back, but my hands are numb.

Only on this I fool the brains of the respected public, in the hope of a magical recipe.
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 #44 on: January 16, 2018, 12:41:44 am »
Nutrient mixture.

When I go to more or less distant bike tours, I take with myself a nutritious mixture, two or three teaspoons of which restore my strength at halt.

I have been doing this mixture for many years myself, so share a recipe.

I take the raw chocolate (without sugar), straighten it in a stainless steel saucepan (about half the volume), then add there the salted cow butter, honey, crushed walnuts and picas nuts, raisins and dried cherries.

Sweetness can be regulated by the amount of honey in the composition.

I let the molten mass cool down a little and I pour it into a plastic container that is not afraid of transportation.

Of course, for many modern young people, this magic balsam seems to be a very unhelpful meal, but believe me, it reinforces the strength considerably.

Ten years ago, when I and my son traveled around  Alaska, this sweet compound and drinking alcohol, which I give to infuse on kayenne pepper and honey with honeycomb, was always with us.

And the drink and the composition suited our friends in Alaska very well. ;D


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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.