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Re: Living on my bike
« Reply #45 on: May 10, 2009, 10:11:04 pm »
Robert -

An email is on the way.  If our paths cross, be sure to drop by.  Congratulations on making the decision to make a go of it.  I wish you well and equally look forward to hearing of your adventures.

Cycnus , after checking your blog, you did something like 58 miles in 1.35 hours or something close to that I forget. Anyways that means you ride an average of 38-42 mph. That is FAST lol no way I could do that, very impressive. I would have posted this on your blog but there wasnt a comment section. Was that all on level ground or was it up hill down hill?
Hope to see ya out there one day!!

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Re: Living on my bike
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2009, 12:27:30 pm »
Ah no Robert, that is a MapQuest approximation of miles and distance.  I can average about 20 mph around my area because many of the surfaces are quite flat and once I get going the speed remains relatively constant.  I have managed a bit more speed, but I'm not comfortable with high speeds, my age, and hard surfaces.   :D

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Offline litespeed

Re: Living on my bike
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2009, 06:31:34 pm »
I've met a number of long-term touring cyclists on the road. On my first trip up the east coast I met Tom Snyders,"The Bicycling Comedian" ( times and have followed his travels sporadically since. I've e-mailed him a couple of times for advice.

In the Colombia River Valley I met a bearded guy in camo named Dwayne (Duane?) who had spent years on his bike. Not very friendly or gregarious but certainly had some epic cycling stories. A very neat rig (Cannondale).

In Connecticut I met a German on his way to his girlfriend in Mexico. He had cycled extensively over the years in Europe and South America. He camped in the wild but seemed cheerful and was clean and neat.

In southern California in Yucca Valley I met a british guy who had been on the road for years. He and his bike were a little rough around the edges but he was a very determined guy with strong opinions on everything. Liked to get off on rough mountain roads.

I've often thought about heading off forever on my bike but I have a comfortable settled life. But if someone were to make a BIG offer on my properties I might just do it. I'm basically a loner with (like most farmboys) lots of plodding determination - the basic qualifications for a touring cyclist.

Offline icejan

Re: Living on my bike
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2009, 10:01:54 am »
It sounds like it would be a rough life, but i (a woman in her 60's) am also very intrigued by this.  Imagine, no taxes to pay, no bills, other than maybe a cell phone bill.  It sounds really intriguing.