Author Topic: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.  (Read 3774 times)

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Offline jamawani

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2021, 08:27:31 am »

Because the Cookie Lady is gone.


Of all the reasons - this is the only one that really counts.

Offline schaefer

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2021, 11:12:16 am »
Because there are grizzlies in Yellowstone.
Because a psychopath is going to murder you in your tent.
Because there is no food available except for gas station taquitos.
Because the back roads are too hilly.
Because the ACA route is not the shortest way between points.
Because it will be too cold.
Because it will be too hot.
Because it will rain on you.
Because the dogs in Kentucky and Missouri will rip your legs off.
Because the Cookie Lady is gone.
Because the coal trucks in Kentucky will knock you off the road.
Because you will end up in jail in Farmington.

The jails are full in Farmington. They are not accepting any new accounts. So just remove that from your list.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2021, 03:16:16 pm »
 They would just happen to have a vacant cell when I cycled through Farmington.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2021, 01:22:59 pm »
I think John Nelson came up with a nice tidy list of reasons. IMO the true and adventurous cyclotouriste would sweep these reasons aside. He would consider them of no problrm at all. He would see them as a challenge. I always thought about doing the transam. I doubt I ever will. And with this so-called unprecedented heat wave driven by climate change, it is advised that I stay out of the heat. I did the southern tier from Florida to San Diego in summer. I would not want to try that again.
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Offline TCS

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2021, 03:04:02 pm »
I can't think of any other than to say that I would advise maybe not being afraid to venture off route and do your own thing here and there.

Yeah, I might be tempted to use the Great Rivers South, Lewis&Clark and the Parks,Peaks&Prairies between Cave-in-Rock and Yellowstone.

But then that would miss the upper mid-west of the Eastern Express.  And the Sand Hills and Flint Hills.  And the Western Express' SE Utah.  And the Texas Hill Country...   ;)
"My name is Pither.  I am at present on a cycling tour of the North Cornwall area taking in Bude and..."