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Offline rickity

New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« on: May 14, 2022, 02:41:40 pm »
Please let me know if I'm posting this in the right place - apologies if I'm at the wrong spot!

I'm looking for a partner to ride East to West from NYC to the West Coast. I'm looking at this route right now, but I'm open to changes (https://i.imgur.com/x9XLlsF.png). The trip will be in early June!


Offline John Nettles

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Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2022, 04:56:51 pm »
Welcome to the ACA Forums!

You can also post over at CrazyGuyonaBike.com (it has a "Relations" section where people post Companions Wanted).

Tailwinds, John

Offline rickity

Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 05:36:46 pm »
Thank you!

Offline transquantinental

Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2022, 06:15:56 pm »
I'm looking to go from Boston to Los Angeles this summer, I just sent you a PM!

Offline Westinghouse

Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2022, 04:28:19 pm »
It looks like a great ride you have ahead of you. It looks like the Northern Tier route or something like it. On an established bicycle route you should meet others going east and west. You might be better off connecting with people from whom you can disconnect at any time. One advantage has I see it for having hey cycling partner is sharing the cost of motel rooms. Where a motel might cost too much for one person to bear, split two ways it might be easy. That sort of thing. I would not want to do that route in summer, and in Winter it is much too cold. It will be blistering hot this summer with high temperatures breaking records all around the country and the world. Right now they are recording temperatures in the Southwest at 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 110, 114, 120 and 123. You might say well that's the Southwest not the North. Except when you get in the higher elevations out west in the Rockies and such, it can be as hot or hotter in the northern states. At any rate oh, have a good time. Keep the wind at your back at all times, an impossibility, but it sounds good.

Offline froze

Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2022, 10:18:18 pm »
While hot temps can be an issue, you just have to know how to handle it.  Ride slower, which can be a good thing so you can see more of the surroundings, but it can be a bad thing too because you will take longer to do the ride.  You can get cooling wraps to put around you.  Wear white clothing that breathes extremely well.  Obviously make sure you carry more water than you planned, and refill as soon as you see a place to do so, and drink sooner than you would normally or think you should.  Get jerseys with full length zippers so you can unzip partially the hotter it gets.  Try to get up at the crack of dawn, eat, pack your gear and go, the coolest part of the day will be from 5:30 until 11:30, that's 6 hours of riding time you could be doing; morning hours also have less bugs to bug you as you ride.  When it's hot, you will obviously sweat, and that applies to your nether regions, this means an increased risk of chaffing, so make sure you have some sort of chamois cream.  Use sunscreen.

So do your trip, have fun, just plan for intense heat, keep your eye on the weather, if it gets too hot, call it a day and camp out.
« Last Edit: June 16, 2022, 10:19:54 pm by froze »

Offline BikeliciousBabe

Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 03:47:55 pm »
Please let me know if I'm posting this in the right place - apologies if I'm at the wrong spot!

I'm looking for a partner to ride East to West from NYC to the West Coast. I'm looking at this route right now, but I'm open to changes (https://i.imgur.com/x9XLlsF.png). The trip will be in early June!

Do you realize that part of that route uses a portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bile Route?

Offline Westinghouse

Re: New York City to Washington - Looking for a Partner
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2022, 01:14:15 am »
A start in early June should have you on the road now, or soon. How are you proceeding?