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Offline Ty Dawley

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 Ty Dawley

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 Ty Dawley

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 Ty Dawley

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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Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2018, 06:02:26 pm »

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Have you considered purchasing the ACA maps and following their routes?
Are these apps for the smartphone?
Paper maps is very good to have! and As for Smartphones using ACA maps or google maps on the
Southern Tier Bicycle Route? and I am using Smartphone from MetroPCS/T-Mobile and I was looking at the
MetroPCS/T-Mobile coverage map vs Cricket/Att coverage map on the Southern Tier Bicycle Route. and I am planning to go on a Bicycle Touring trip on the Southern Tier Bicycle Route from Tampa, FL to San Diego, CA.
and the MetroPCS/T-Mobile coverage map vs Cricket/Att coverage map on the Southern Tier Bicycle Route has a lot dead zones. and I am planning after 2-2020 from Tampa, FL to San Diego, CA going slow and easy..
and I am taken the Amtrak Train from LA, CA to Winter Heven/Orland, FL and I am starting to save money. and I was going to go on the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route on 6-2019 is postponed cause or arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled. and it is cause the bad weather in California on 1-2018

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Offline Ty Dawley

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #42 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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Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2018, 06:43:52 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?

Why Tampa? and My Mom lives in St. Petersburg, FL and I use to live in Tampa/Clearwater, FL from
11-1991 to 2-1993 and I was going to be doing small Bike Touring Trips from 11-2019 to 2-2020/3-2020 and start slowly to San Diego, CA on the Southern Tier Bicycle Route.
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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: From NY to Florida. From Florida to California and beck no NY&
« Reply #44 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.