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Offline John Nettles

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Companions Wanted Section
« on: May 13, 2024, 09:44:38 pm »
PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE POSTING OR REPLYING!!
Since it appears ACA has removed the official "Companions Wanted" section from this Forum, this has been created as a workaround.

Some basic rules:
1) This is ONLY for bicycle touring companions; not the lonely and looking for company area, selling bikes, looking for a campground, etc.
2) ONLY POST WHEN "Looking for a Companions".  DO NOT REPLY TO A REQUEST!! To reply to a Seeker's post you are interested in, PLEASE only private message the Seeker (link is near upper left of that specific post) otherwise the forum thread could get confusing, i.e. are you replying to Seeker #3 or Seeker #7 and the thread becomes useless.  Don't be lazy and just reply.  If you must reply to a companion, please be sure to address the person's name/user id, to eliminate confusion.
3) This is for personal use only.  No commercial advertising except to provide a one-time link to a commercial BICYCLE TOUR you are going on and seeking a companion, i.e. you are going on a cross-state ride (link provided) and looking for a companion. 4) Once your tour is over and/or you have found your desired companion(s), please REMOVE your post (upper right corner of the post) so the Companions Section is as current as possible and not filled with posts from 3 years ago.  If you replied to a post, be sure to REMOVE your post also.
Some basic guidelines:
1) Provide a date and tour description, i.e. ACA TransAm West to East starting mid-June.
2) Give a reasonable amount of demographics, i.e. age, sex, marital status, touring experience, language skills if applicable, bike repair skills, etc. so potential companions can decide if you are compatible
3) Give a brief description of your riding style, i.e. early riser, party hard, ride 60 miles per day on average, eating preferences (restaurants, cook own food, vegan, meat lover, etc.), things you want to accomplish (looking to visit the biggest ball of twine), what you are looking for in a companion, etc.
4) Due to !@#$% computer bots, you are strongly advised NOT to give your personal email or phone number in the public post
« Last Edit: May 15, 2024, 10:54:33 am by John Nettles »

Offline niahartman

Looking for several riders. TransAm West to East. Early season.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2024, 05:41:47 pm »
For my 65th BD I am doing the TransAm in 2025.  50-70 miles a day.  Mostly hotel stays in the wet west so we can start in early season.  April?  Planning a route with ACA maps but modifying for lower elevation gains by detouring on Rails-To-Trails routes.  Planning on Portland to DC but that could change as the group wishes.  Some highlights ACA Headquarters Mousula Montana, Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmoor, Cowboy Trail, Katy Trail, Erie Trail, C&O Canal.  I am planning on making the route friendly to drop-in riders who want to join us for a week or two for special segments.  Young adult friendly.  Planning on mostly eating in local restaurants to support small towns and for the feel of the communities. We may have non-rider spouses or friends sag with a vehicle to carry gear.  As you can tell we are in early planning stages and if we get a core of 10 or so riders we can modify to their desires.  We can go fully self supported but that might exclude some want-to-be riders so we are open to volunteer suppporters.  I plan on video taping the whole route and posting for our friends and clubs to follow along.  With enough people maybe we can even get sponsors for gear.  I would be interesting in sponsoring a young adult in need of an epic adventure. We could meet up with RAGBRAI as many TransAms do but I am doing RAGBRAI for the 3rd time this July so another route is fine.

Offline JoeFoxJr

Re: Companions Wanted Section
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2024, 02:56:51 pm »
GDMBR 2024: Looking for riding partner(s) for the great divide this summer, especially through grizzly territory.  I will be departing Banff roughly July 26th or 27th, 2024.  I am 35 years old, in fairly good shape but not a competitive cyclist by any means.  I expect I will ride between 60 and 90 miles most days, with some longer and some shorter.  I will mostly be camping out, with the odd night in a hotel when I need a boost.  If interested, feel free to reply here or reach out via email (joefoxjr@gmail.com).  Cheers!