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    42 Ride Begins:

    Will Start June 25 th, 2009 New York City About 9:00 AM.

    Columbus Circle NYC
    Two days about 50 miles each.
    Then the Split Will take place.

    Northern and Southern Routes begin on the third day.
    No need for panniers as each group will have three support vehicles.

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    Blaise f, PuntcualAlex, donotpanic, 10Wheels, Bats, jflow, MsHurricane, Davidad, and Dan The Man

    Photo from an earlier tour:
    10Wheels, Woof5, Davidad
    We Three are on The Southern Route

    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 06-16-09 at 09:05 AM.
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    So, what you going to be hauling with you on this ride, gear wise?
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    I would like The Southern Route. 3800 miles with No rest days.

    It will be Hot. I will be leaving at First Light and stop riding about 1 PM.
    I will be carring 4 bottles (ice when I can get some) plus one spare tube, my mini pump and some bike food as I eat every 30 minutes while riding.
    My bike should look the same as on The Indy Track Ride.
    I will take my seat post rack, but might not use it.

    We will also have a head wind most of the time.

    They have a box truck for camping and personal gear, plus 2 @ 15 passenger vans as SAGS for each group of 21 riders.

    Bike will look like this only now I have Polar Bottles.

    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 06-02-09 at 04:26 AM.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Just got the routes:
    NJ
    PA
    OH
    MI
    IN
    IL
    MO
    NE
    CO
    UT
    NV
    CA

    Southern:
    NJ
    MD
    DC
    VA
    NC
    SC
    GA
    AL
    MS
    AR
    OK
    TX
    NM
    AZ
    CA
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    I requested the northern route, but I will really be ecstatic to do either.

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    We will all be flying into Newark's airport with our bikes.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    you guys are so lucky! best wishes to you and try to keep us updated. wait...I read that you are required to blog daily right? If thats true don't forget to give us the link so I know what I'm missing. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by drafters65 View Post
    you guys are so lucky! best wishes to you and try to keep us updated. wait...I read that you are required to blog daily right? If thats true don't forget to give us the link so I know what I'm missing. haha
    You will be missing a good sunburn and a sore butt.

    The Blog is not up and running yet.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    You will be missing a good sunburn and a sore butt.

    The Blog is not up and running yet.
    Haha...So there WILL be a blog. Now I'm excited...I'm going to be checking it religiously when its up.

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    This the company doing the promotion.
    You might keep checking here.
    http://www.javelin-inc.com/news
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    i requested the northern route. i grew up in the south, and am familiar with the heat. also looking to do more miles and hit up 3 mountain ranges.

    i'm trying to find a nice light steel frame to throw parts on, but if not i'll be taking my race bike, a cannondale system six with some heavier duty wheels. thinking about tossing a handlebar bag on there, c02 or frame pump, seatpost bag with tubes, etc, some heavy duty lights to maybe wake up wicked early and go, etc. 4 bottles definitely.

    as far as camping goes do you think it'd be a good idea to share some stuff? no point in bringing 42 tents, or 42 stoves. i'll be bringing a tent, but don't have a stove.

    any advice on clothing for the different areas and terrain? just going to bring what i'd normally wear on a ride, but might bring some arm/leg warmers and a light shell for the mountains / night. raingear? screw it, i'll get wet no matter what if i'm riding 5 hours a day.

    the really hard part will be subsisting off a vegan diet solely from gas stations.

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    Those are very good questions.
    It can get cold on mountain rides even in the day time. Yes it even Snows up high.

    You might want to consider rain gear.
    No stove for me, I eat about anything.
    Would love to loose 15 lbs on this ride.
    No sleeping bag just wearing warm clothes for me.
    I bought a new tent suitable for hot nights,
    I am using panniers on some days.
    They will also be my carry on for the airplane ride.

    You will need lights as we ride to promotions twice each week.

    Sharing might not work, such as your partner would have to leave the ride for some reason.
    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 06-05-09 at 04:55 AM.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    i'll just use this thread as a running list of stuff that'd be good to carry. i've toured before, but nothing this significant (just two weeks). i'm also banking on not carrying anything on my bike (aside from H20 and a handlebar bag).

    BIKE:
    2 spare folding tires
    tubes
    mini pump + cO2 kit (for seatpost bag)
    lights
    tools (tire levers, multi tool w/ spoke wrench, cassette tool, adjustable wrench, knife, duct tape+?)
    extra spokes
    extra cleats for pedals

    CAMPING:
    tent
    sleeping bag
    sleeping pad
    camping pillow
    stove / pots / utensils
    matches

    Clothing:
    3 or so pairs of shorts / bibs
    1 pair of mtb shorts
    a **** ton of socks
    arm / knee warmers
    light jacket
    rain jacket (no pants, good / bad idea?)
    regular shorts + shirts + a pair of jeans + shoes to wear when not riding

    ETC:
    CHAMOIS BUTTER
    phone / phone charger / ipod / ipod charger
    book / headlamp
    camera / chargers

    that's all i can think of for now. anything to add? anything i shouldn't worry about?
    i've been trying to get a hold of Nick to see if they are providing tools / parts but with little success. It'd be really nice to try to get a few shops to let us use their stuff to clean off our bikes every two weeks or whatever too. but we'll see.

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    Here is The 42RIDE Blog Site:

    http://welikebike42.com:80/

    This is where we meet.

    Newark Training Hotel:
    Holiday Inn
    Newark International Airport
    160 Frontage Road
    Newark, NJ 07114
    973-589-1000
    Last edited by 10 Wheels; 06-05-09 at 06:04 PM.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    awesome.
    Last edited by donotpanic; 06-05-09 at 12:40 PM.

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    Don't buy a stove!

    I found this really great DIY stove idea! Check it out here: http://www.bicycletouring101.com/StovePASS.htm and just page through by using the previous and next buttons at the top of the page.

    Any vegans going?!
    Jen aka Hurricane
    From Denver, wanting to take the northern route

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    i'm vegan, trying to do the northern route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donotpanic View Post
    i'm vegan, trying to do the northern route.
    Awesome! I hope we get on the same route. I've already been brainstorming cheap high protein, high carb snacks to eat that you can find anywhere.

    From what it sounds like, a lot of people are trying to go north.

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    10 Wheels aside, I'm sure not too many of us are chomping at the bit to ride through the south in the dead of summer. Though it's going to be hot pretty much everywhere.

    Also, I am not vegan but am vegetarian. Most of the foods we are going to want to be eating are non-meat, non-egg, non-cheese anyway. Beans, rice, apricots, pasta, rice, quinoa, bananas, raisins, etc. etc.

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    when i went on a two week tour I pretty much ate cous cous, rice, and bananas. We could roll up to an intersection and know exactly what each gas station had to offer us based on what gas station it was.

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    The rider list is out and the routes choosen.

    Here is the site to read whats up:
    http://welikebike42.freeforums.org/i...fe2e853e176291
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    10 Wheels - Do you have any route specific data yet? Are you stopping anywhere near Atlanta? I'd like to stop out to see you and the gang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adanthang View Post
    10 Wheels - Do you have any route specific data yet? Are you stopping anywhere near Atlanta? I'd like to stop out to see you and the gang.
    Just got the route and dates.

    7/8 from Winder GA to Atlanta ,46 miles

    7/9 Atlanta to Heflin 85 miles.
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    This is Where and When we All start riding from:

    June 25th, 2009

    Columbus Circle in NYC.

    Meet at 8 AM
    Depart at 9 AM
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    I live about 15 mins from Winder.
    I'll see y'all there.

    I'll even invite y'all back to the farm and fire up the grill if y'all want.

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