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Offline Westinghouse

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Offline staehpj1

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2021, 09:01:59 am »
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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.  Overall it is a great route and can be a great experience with a long tradition behind it.  It's roots in 1976 (Bikecentennial) helped make it more special to me.

Offline jamawani

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2021, 05:37:30 pm »
You live in Australia and don't have a plane ticket ??

Offline KathyE

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Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2021, 07:45:27 pm »
You can't get permission from your parole officer to leave the area?
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Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2021, 07:30:37 am »
The Eastern Express version is a better option.
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Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2021, 07:40:54 am »
No bikie Mikie?

Offline TCS

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2021, 09:04:55 am »
You have no sense of adventure?
You want to keep and cherish the prejudices that travel dispels?
You were born with severe combined immunodeficiency?
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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2021, 09:19:05 am »
Your ideas and attitudes are too fragile to risk being shattered.
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Offline HikeBikeCook

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Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2021, 02:53:05 pm »
Your ideas and attitudes are to fragile to risk being shattered.

My tag line on my AT Hiking Journal was - "The heaviest thing I carried was my Attitude"  ;D
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Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2021, 03:26:45 pm »
You'd have to ride through KY?

Offline John Nelson

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2021, 05:50:45 pm »
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.

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Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2021, 06:24:52 pm »
John -

Sorry to hear you did jail time in Farmington. Was it for vagrancy for being a homeless cyclist?
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Offline jrswenberger

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2021, 08:40:29 pm »
Because I'd rather find my way across the country based on my own criteria and experiences.
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Offline John Nelson

Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2021, 09:46:15 pm »
John -

Sorry to hear you did jail time in Farmington. Was it for vagrancy for being a homeless cyclist?

All touring cyclists end up in jail in Farmington.

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Re: List of reasons why you should not cycle the Transam bicycle route.
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2021, 06:53:23 am »
John -
Sorry to hear you did jail time in Farmington. Was it for vagrancy for being a homeless cyclist?
Story among the locals was that John was riding well over the speed limit.