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Offline John Nettles

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Farewell for a while
« on: May 18, 2023, 09:23:53 am »
I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful summer, hopefully full of great tours!

I am heading out tomorrow on a 5+ month tour I have wanted to do for about 45 years; Alaska to Mexico (actually the dream is to Argentina but oh well).  I read an article in National Geographic in junior high about the founders of ACA and their "Hemistour".  It is what got me into touring. One benefit of waiting so long is much of their gravel road is now paved.

Since I prefer to mostly electronically disconnect while on tour, I will be away from the wonderful ACA Forums until October.

Of course, since I have done my typical "no training allowed" training schedule and only have about 100 miles (literally) for the year, I may blow my knee and be back in a month.  Lesson is do as a say and not as I do. 

Anyway, tailwinds to everyone!

John

Offline HobbesOnTour

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2023, 11:09:09 am »
Tailwinds to you, Sir!

Have a great trip!

Offline UncaBuddha

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2023, 11:27:09 am »
Have a great trip! Be safe. We'll miss you!

Offline ray b

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2023, 12:36:46 pm »
You deserve tailwinds.

Pleased to hear, I am not the only one that has to carefully start trips for lack of training time. (I guess the philosophical question is, do we take time from travel to train, or do we take time from training to travel.)

Stay good.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2023, 08:57:41 pm by ray b »
“A good man always knows his limitations.”

Offline cwskas

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2023, 01:45:52 pm »
Enjoy your trip and good health! 

Willie

Offline ray b

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2023, 02:52:26 pm »
(and I also recall from a prior post what this big trip implies about your father. Sincere condolences.)
“A good man always knows his limitations.”

Offline froze

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2023, 08:40:58 pm »
I'm jealous!  but seriously, have a safe and fun trip, of course, let us know how it went when you get back, looking forward to hearing about it.

Offline David W Pratt

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Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2023, 07:42:18 pm »
We'll miss your always relevant posts.
And tailwinds to you, you may need them more than I will.

Offline misterflask

Re: Farewell for a while
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2023, 11:58:26 am »
I'm guessing you're starting at Prudhoe Bay and the Dalton Highway, a trip leg that fascinates me.  I met a cyclist that had just reached the contiguous US after riding from Prudhoe.  His comment on riding the Dalton Highway: "Unless you just have to have bragging rights, go ride somewhere nice".  Still, it intrigues.

Best of luck, may your trip be interesting but not transcend to tragic.