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Old 03-02-07, 10:45 AM   #1
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3,300 miles, 37,000' of climbing, 6.5 million strokes

Well guys, I'm headed out to tackle the Southern Tier. I expect to leave San Diego on Tuesday morning (3/6) and plan to arrive in St. Augustine, FL sometime in early to mid May. I'll be doing it totally self-supported, planning to camp most of the time, and do some of my own cooking.

I hope you'll follow along with me at http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/dean It might get a bit lonely out there, so if you're up to it, drop me a line by clicking on the guestbook tab. I'll also try to post here from time to time just to keep you up to date.

See you on the Southern Tier. Dean
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Old 03-02-07, 11:00 AM   #2
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Should be interesting. I will keep an eye on your link.
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Old 03-02-07, 11:03 AM   #3
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DUDE! a total Stoke!

Your site is bookmarked and slated for a regular visit! keep us up on the cool stuff you see/do/hear!

I'm jealous

Adventure - its the real thing...
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Old 03-02-07, 11:35 AM   #5
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The best of luck to you, Maynard, and BoB. Sounds like a great adventure. I look forward to reading your experiences.
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I've enjoyed reading about your preparations and I'm looking forward to following your trip. Have a safe trip.
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Old 03-02-07, 11:55 AM   #7
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This is really great!
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I'll be following your adventure regularly. Please have a safe ride!! I know it will be an incredible trip!!
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It might get a bit lonely out there, so if you're up to it, drop me a line by clicking on the guestbook tab.
Will do. Good luck, Dean! What an adventure you are in for.
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Good Luck.

I hope you are better prepared than two gents I met heading out to Texas - one on a Department store Mongoose Mtn bike, pulling a homemade wooden and steel trailer, loaded with a Colemant Stove and a full-size heavy weight tarp, among other things, and the other on a bent, but at least pulling a Bob.

I often wondered just how far they got. They were about 7 miles from home, and were already exhausted! I bet they had a ball.

Anyway, I know you are better prepared, and I will watch your journey with interest.
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best of luck and enjoy your ride!
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Old 03-02-07, 06:48 PM   #12
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Oh man, I think this is so cool!
Good luck on your journey. May you be safe.
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Old 03-02-07, 07:20 PM   #13
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I'll be following your trip OHB. Be safe.
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Good for you, big guy. Wishing you well from the confines of my office....
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I've bookmarked your site. It sounds great, be careful and good luck!
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Old 03-02-07, 07:41 PM   #16
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Happy trails Dean...vaya con Dios amigo!
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Good luck Dean, I hope you have a safe trip and I know you'll have a great time.
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Have a blast. We will be with you in spirit. Enjoying stopping and smelling the roses.
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I'm jealous of your trip. Do you have your route mapped out. Will you be coming close or through the DFW area? Best of luck, ride safe.
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Old 03-03-07, 08:16 AM   #20
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I'm jealous of your trip. Do you have your route mapped out. Will you be coming close or through the DFW area? Best of luck, ride safe.
+ 1 If you come through Bryan-College Station, let me know: we'll feed you a good dinner!
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Its great your livin the dream, good luck and I will check on you often!

May the wind be at your back, and your tires stay full

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Hammer,
Good luck and have a great ride. Although you have planned a solo tour you will find that there are a lot of others on that road with whom you can travel a few miles and share a few stories along the way. Be careful of the shortcut across Louisiana using the train bridge.
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Old 03-03-07, 01:27 PM   #23
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Thanks one and all. I appreciate the encouragement and suggestions. My plan is to follow the Adventure Cycling Southern Tier. It goes quite a way south of Dallas, right through Austin and about 50 miles north of Houston, then follows the Gulf coast, usually in about 20-40 miles. I'll be posting snippits of maps as I go. Tomorrow I'm getting a ride from a trucker friend, leaving about 10 A.M., dropping a load off in Barstow Monday morning, then to Long Beach to pick up a machine. From there I will call my cousin in Huntington Beach, stay the night at her place, then she'll drive me down to S.D. for the big send off on Tuesday morning. Thanks again. Dean
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I'm not certain, but I believe Dean is underway on his tour:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p...e_id=48203&v=r
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I left him a message. He hasn't updated since he started and his mom and dad are worried about him...really...check the messages. If he replies I'll let you know.
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