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Offline Touring on a Bicycle

This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« on: February 02, 2018, 12:43:25 pm »
This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip

I really like to go back to the east coast for my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip

I had plans for Bicycle Touring Trip in 2014 in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania on 4-2014 but my plans was interrupted.

Any Feedback is appreciated


I also have plans of a 1st solo Bike Touring Trip of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania on 5-4-2019 on Amtrak train from LA, CA to Syracuse, NY then ride to Scranton, PA to Start a loop of the Pocono Mountains and North Western New Jersey...I hope this can be done! and I was also planning to ride to Tampa, FL

Anyone have any tips on miles on a bike? and I was looking at 20 to 50miles a day and I am doing Stealth Camping on my Trip and on my route I see no Warmshowers.org host and I will be doing Stealth Camping on my Route of the Pocono Mountains and North Western New Jersey. and I using Sun Ringle zuzu Platform Pedals and I am going to walk the hills to rest my legs.

I have done 20 miles a day in San Diego, CA doing Stealth Bike Camping and I have shakedown trip from Riverside, CA via Indio, CA to Niland, CA(Slab City) on 12-2018

Tim
I am getting my Money saved up for my Bike Touring Trip

I have been thinking about doing the Pacific Coast Bicycle Route from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, CA
on 6-2019 and the Southern Tier Bicycle Route from Tampa, FL to San Diego, CA on 2-2020...

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Offline Ty Dawley

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 05:47:44 pm »
20-50 miles a day isn’t much IMO. I average 70 a day on my tours. I also travel ultralight. Centuries aren’t uncommon either.

You don’t really have to stealth camp if you’re near towns. Go find a church or a fire station. Usually they’ll either let you stay or tell you where you can go legally.

You may have to box your bike from CA to NY. Not all Amtrak’s have carry on. It’d probably be cheaper to use BikeFlights if that’s the case.

Good luck.
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Offline Inge

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 03:21:00 am »
Guess it depends on how you want to travel. Do you cycle to cycle and pass through places or do you want to see, observe and discover while on the bike and moving from one place to the next.

I ussually cycle somewhere between 70 and 90km's a day - depending on the terrain, what do I want to stop for etc..


Offline hikerjer

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 08:27:27 pm »
Feedback:  That looks like an awful lot of gear.  Are you really sure you need it all or want to carry it all?  I'm by no means an ultra-lighter, but that load looks pretty daunting.  You'll definitely notice it on the hills.

Offline Touring on a Bicycle

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 11:10:40 pm »
Feedback:  That looks like an awful lot of gear.  Are you really sure you need it all or want to carry it all?  I'm by no means an ultra-lighter, but that load looks pretty daunting.  You'll definitely notice it on the hills.
Lol at my Load on my Surly LHT 26 Touring Bicycle is only 80lbs and only 10lbs in my Front panniers. And I have to walk most hills does to the Surly LHT bogs down on the Hills. And I have high blood pressure and it gives me time to rest by walking the hills
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 08:52:59 pm »
"my Load on my Surly LHT 26 Touring Bicycle is only 80lbs and only 10lbs in my Front panniers.  --

Seriously?  Almost a hundred pounds.  You're kidding, right?

Offline Touring on a Bicycle

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 09:40:37 pm »
"my Load on my Surly LHT 26 Touring Bicycle is only 80lbs and only 10lbs in my Front panniers.  --

Seriously?  Almost a hundred pounds.  You're kidding, right?
Not kidding! and my rear panniers is 50lbs rack top large bag 10lbs
and my front panniers will be 30/40lbs and handlebar bag 10lbs and I am doing Expedition Bicycle Touring
3 months to 6 months and I am Living in My Tent full-time doing Stealth Bicycle Camping in Southern California. and please note: I replyed from my Smartphone typo 80lbs


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Offline hikerjer

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 11:12:47 pm »
Best of luck. You're a better man than me. Take care of your knees and remember you can always mails stuff home as I bet you will.

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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 08:47:32 am »
Best of luck. You're a better man than me. Take care of your knees and remember you can always mails stuff home as I bet you will.
here is a picture of people who are Bicycle Touring on Facebook. And their Touring Bicycle are over 100lbs load


My Shimano Deore Crank set 22-32-42t and my 9 speed cassette 11-34 going 10 speed Cassette 11-36t on my Surly LHT 26 Touring Bicycle. And I have all of my new Bicycle parts
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 11:58:26 am »
They are  better persons than me.

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Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 12:21:07 pm »
They are  better persons than me.
I can handle 110lbs load on my Surly LHT 26in 52cm 2008 but I have walk the hills loaded and unloaded! and I have High Blood pressure is give me time to rest. and I wish I could afford Soma Saga
DC or Disc frameset?. and I am working this summer part-time for a Carnival in games in the
Pacific Northwest. for $425.00 week if my gross net is over $425.00 I would get 25% pay that week.
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Offline TransAM2010

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 11:39:54 pm »
Have you been to this part of the country before?

I grew up in northern NJ and though I live in Colorado now I have spent a great deal of time visiting my and my girlfriend's friends & family in Sussex County. The roads are narrow and twisty with few shoulders and often heavy fast moving traffic. Outside of the climb out of the Delaware River Basin there are few extended climbs but lots of short steep pitches at 10-15% grades. The Pennsylvania side maybe a bit less populated and busy but overall this wouldn't be the first place I'd choose to tour.   

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Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 11:59:02 pm »
Have you been to this part of the country before?

I grew up in northern NJ and though I live in Colorado now I have spent a great deal of time visiting my and my girlfriend's friends & family in Sussex County. The roads are narrow and twisty with few shoulders and often heavy fast moving traffic. Outside of the climb out of the Delaware River Basin there are few extended climbs but lots of short steep pitches at 10-15% grades. The Pennsylvania side maybe a bit less populated and busy but overall this wouldn't be the first place I'd choose to tour.
Yes and I grew up in Stanhope, NJ and Brodheadsville, PA and I was born in Danville, NJ on 11-1965 and I use to Ride my Bicycle in Northwest of New Jersey and Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania and I use to work in the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania and I lived in Scranton, PA before moving to San Diego CA on 3-1995 and It should be like riding a bike in Southern California. I use to Race Bicycle in Northwest of New Jersey and Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania. With 42-52 12-19t or 12-21t freewheel
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Offline mattdwyerva

Re: This my 1st Solo Bicycle Touring Trip
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 09:50:41 am »
Hikers like to say Hike Your Own Hike, so carry whatever you want, but most people do carry less.  Less means sacrifice at times, but also means taking fewer risks with busted spokes, and control on descents etc.  Not that I've ever screwed up in expensive ways... .

It's your journey, enjoy it. 

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