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    anyone following the Trans-Am race?

    This isn't RAAM; this is a self-supported, touring style, race across the country. I know, I know, it's off topic. I doubt any of these guys is riding a c&v bike. But still...

    Trans Am Bike Race 2015 live tracker by trackleaders.com

    I've been checking in on their progress periodically.

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    Rudi- Thanks for the track link from the other day. So cool to see this technology today. Could only imagine that first cycling adventure in late 1800's by a fellow on a high-wheeler. I've read different versions of the feat.

    BTW: Bike friendly and popular route. Perhaps a future C&V Trans-Am event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
    Rudi- Thanks for the track link from the other day. So cool to see this technology today. Could only imagine that first cycling adventure in late 1800's by a fellow on a high-wheeler. I've read different versions of the feat.

    BTW: Bike friendly and popular route. Perhaps a future C&V Trans-Am event?
    I like that idea. Wish I had the time.

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    Watched them head out @ dawn, from the Front of the CRMM , after helping a few get ready @ LBS .. prior Days.

    The Guy at the back didn't get his bike til the night before , then buggered up putting the left pedal On.

    so started late..

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    I could see taking a C&V bike on this ride though and striving for the lanterne rouge position!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
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    BTW: Bike friendly and popular route. Perhaps a future C&V Trans-Am event?
    + 1; this is a good idea.

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    Taking the time off is one thing but also an understanding spouse or s.o..

    Not as a race but how cool would it be with a group all on classics?! Lot's of logistics and planning but keeping together in a group, sharing and spreading the use of tools and spares, whatever is a plus.
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    First step, agree on daily mileage.

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    Second step, actually do that mileage.

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    Understanding spouse? My sweetie would want to ride the tandem. My employer might not like the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    This isn't RAAM; this is a self-supported, touring style, race across the country. I know, I know, it's off topic. I doubt any of these guys is riding a c&v bike. But still...

    Trans Am Bike Race 2015 live tracker by trackleaders.com

    I've been checking in on their progress periodically.
    A couple of my friends started on Sunday.
    John Williams abandoned in Baker City with saddle sores and heart issues related to dehydration.
    Joseph Boquiren has covered 1250 miles and is in ninth place. His wife is also a fast rider and is cheering him on.
    Jeff Wills

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