Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Washington D.C. to Georgia to Oregon

    Left D.C. October 31st and got to Georgia two weeks ago today. I'm enjoying a brief break here and will be doing the Christmas thingy with my daughter. Then in late Jan/early Feb continuing the trip to Oregon. You can read more about me at www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson and more about this trip and the purpose of the trip at www.JourneyAmerica.org .

    Anyone care to join me for either all or part of the trip? Just shoot me an email and we'll figure it out!

    Jerry
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  2. #2
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,649
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Jerry,
    I recognised the name because you just recently signed on to my club's forum, http://www.mvillebikes.com/forum/ . Post something on the forum and see if we can find a way to do some riding together while you are in Georgia or as you head out toward Oregon.

    Some of us are thinking about a Silver Comet ride on Dec. 27th if the weather is decent. Maybe we can hook up then.

    Benny
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  3. #3
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    Hey Jerry,
    I recognised the name because you just recently signed on to my club's forum, http://www.mvillebikes.com/forum/ . Post something on the forum and see if we can find a way to do some riding together while you are in Georgia or as you head out toward Oregon.

    Some of us are thinking about a Silver Comet ride on Dec. 27th if the weather is decent. Maybe we can hook up then.

    Benny
    Hey there!
    I joined the mvillebikes.com forum 'cause I have a daughter that lives there and wanted to keep up with cycling news in an "adopted" hometown. For the two weeks I've been in Georgia, I've had lots of folks tell me about the Silver Comet Trail so it's really awesome to hear you folks are going to bike it.

    I'd love to be able to hook up with you and join you for that...just tell me when and where! And yeah...if you'd like to come to Oregon with me (or even just a part of the way), you're more than welcome!

    Jerry Nelson
    www.JourneyAmerica.org
    www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  4. #4
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Still looking for any brave souls who'd like to do all or part of a cross-country bicycle trip. I'll be leaving Gainesville GA in the next several weeks (weather determines a precise departure date).

    All bikers are welcome...preference given to pretty ladies
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  5. #5
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,649
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Jerry,
    Don't know if you've been keeping up with the postings at mvillbikes, but we are planning to come up and ride the Silver Comet tomorrow (12/27). We plan to start from Paulding Chamber of Commerce at 10am, ride to Rockmart for lunch at Frankie's Italian and ride back. About a 40 mile round trip. Some of us may ride a little past Rockmart to add another 15-20 miles. Join us if you can.
    http://mvillebikes.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=209
    http://www.trailexpress.com/map.php?trail_id=1
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Bill Kapaun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
    My Bikes
    86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
    Posts
    6,500
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you allowed to bike on the interstate highways?
    It seems to me, that at least in OR, there are signs that say motorized vehicles only???

  7. #7
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
    Are you allowed to bike on the interstate highways?
    It seems to me, that at least in OR, there are signs that say motorized vehicles only???
    Nope...you're 100% right, can't ride on the Interstates. Also, coming from D.C. to Georgia (I rode 29 most of the way) they're several sections where even 29 is considered a controlled access road and you can't ride on that either!

    Jerry
    www.JourneyAmerica.org
    www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bossier City, La
    My Bikes
    70's Motobecane, 89 Centurion Ironman
    Posts
    580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just checked out your route and you are far north of Louisiana. Might be a little warmer if u went through Bama, Mississipi, Louisiana, and North Texas in February or early March. Just be safe and careful and pat them Oregon Ducks on the back when u get there!! LOL!!

  9. #9
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by dahoss2002 View Post
    I just checked out your route and you are far north of Louisiana. Might be a little warmer if u went through Bama, Mississipi, Louisiana, and North Texas in February or early March. Just be safe and careful and pat them Oregon Ducks on the back when u get there!! LOL!!
    Yes sir...would be warmer...but American Legion has a ton of speaking engagements lined up for me in the states that I'll be travelling in. Also, I'm doing GPS mapping for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Washington D.C. and unfortunately, I can't get them to move the trails for me...so I have to go to the trails. Anyways, by the time I get into TN and KY etc it'll be warming up. The only deadline I have on this trip is to be in Florence Oregon by Christmas 2008. Doesn't mean I'll be in Oregon in December, but as long as this next leg of the trip is done by then I'm in good shape.

    I do appreciate the concern though and look forward to pedaling BACK through AZ, NM, TX, LA etc etc etc...

    And let me put in a shameless plug for our veterans. Seems as though a stamp will be available in 2008 in support of veterans. So please keep a look out for this stamp , and when you see it's available...buy it...it'll help raise $$$ for our veterans. And yes, if the picture looks familiar, it's one that's used in my profile. It was taken by Jennifer Kaleba the morning I left D.C. on this leg of the trip.

    Jerry
    www.JourneyAmerica.org
    www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  10. #10
    Gone DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Gone to other places
    Posts
    20,676
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In Colorado and other western states (and perhaps in other places in the US) one CAN ride on the Interstates if it is the only route available. For example, most of I-25 from Colorado Springs south to Trinidad is posted for bicycles, along with many other routes around here (I-70 west from west of Idaho Springs up to US 6 Loveland Pass, for example.)


    Good luck on your trip, by the way. Going through Colorado?
    Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone >> Gone

  11. #11
    lunatic fringe Dogbait's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Miles from Nowhere, Columbia County, OR
    My Bikes
    1980 Schwinn World Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour, 1984 (?) Univega Single Speed/Fixed conversion, Kogswell G58 fixed gear, 1987 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    1,111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
    Are you allowed to bike on the interstate highways?
    It seems to me, that at least in OR, there are signs that say motorized vehicles only???

    In Oregon, you can ride on the interstate except where it is specifically prohibited. There will be signs at the on ramp that say motorized vehicles only, mostly in urban areas. There are some places where the interstate is the only road.

    "12. SELECTED OREGON ADMINISTRATIVE RULES (OAR) THAT PERTAIN TO BICYCLISTS & PEDESTRIANS:

    Prohibition of Non-Motorized Vehicles on Freeways

    734-20-0045 (1) Non-motorized vehicles are prohibited upon the following segments of freeways within the State of Oregon:

    (a) Portland area:

    (A)The Columbia River Highway No. 2 (Banfield/I-84) from its intersection with I-5, MP 0.00, to 122nd Avenue, MP 10.25, east bound, and to Sandy Boulevard, MP 15.14, west bound;

    (B) The Sunset Highway No. 47 easterly of the Jefferson Street Interchange, MP 73.35;

    (C) Interstate 5 (Hwy. No. 1) from the Beaverton-Tigard Highway Interchange, MP 292.20, to the Delta Park Interchange, MP 306.70;

    (D) Interstate 205 (Hwy No. 64) northerly of the Overcrossing of the Oswego Highway No. 3, MP 8.82;

    (E) Interstate 405 (Hwy. No. 81) in its entirety; and

    (F) Lower Columbia Highway No. 2W from its intersection with I-405, MPE0.00, to 23rd Street, MP 1.99.

    (b) Medford area: Interstate 5 (Pacific Highway No. 1) from the Barnet Road Interchange, MP 27.58, to the Crater Lake Highway Interchange, MP 30.29 (in Medford).

    (2) The closure of the above sections to nonmotorized vehicles shall become effective following the erection of adequate signing."

    The above quote is from Swanson Thomas and Coon
    Last edited by Dogbait; 12-29-07 at 11:57 AM.

  12. #12
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks everyone for the tips and the info...half of the fun though of riding on secondary roads as opposed to interstates is the small town and the people you meet along with way when you're on "blue highways"...Thanks again though!

    Jerry Nelson
    www.JourneyAmerica.org
    www.couchsurfing.com/people/usa
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  13. #13
    Jerry Nelson
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Still looking for a couple of folks that might want to make some or all of the trip!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Be sure to check out my CouchSurfing profile http://www.couchsurfing.com/people/janelson

  14. #14
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,649
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wish I could join you, Jerry. But alas, I owe, I owe, so back to work I go.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •