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    Touring cyclist from NE

    Hi - what a community you all have here. I'm getting geared up for another tour in April, already this place has been immensely helpful!! Thanks!

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    Hi scumglob, where's the tour taking you? And what bike are you using? Do you keep a blog of your travels?

    Welcome to BF!

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    Welcome Scubglob... You have found that this is a good place for information, glad you found us and hope that we can continue to help each other.
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    I ride a Surly LHT and love it!! I have a minimalist blog at http://brentscrazybiketrip.blogspot.com/ ... in April if I get into a graduate program I'll ride from Lincoln to the east coast and back to check out schools.. If I don't I'm gunna do a loop through the NE sandhills (it will be my 3rd time, they're great!!)/Laramie WY/CO/UT/Grand Canyon/Austin/then back up to lincoln via the Ozarks

    I'm psyched!!

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    Nice blog! I liked the photos of the Crescent Lake trail--I've never seen photos of it before.

    It sounds as if you didn't really enjoy Washington, though...

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    Hey thanks for reading it East Hill!!

    Washington was gorgeous, of course. Culturally it was more like the midwest than the other coastal states. Fewer tourists = more freedom for traveling cyclists . I really regret not having ridden the Ice Fields Parkway though... I was bone tired. It was only my second tour and I foolishly passed up taking extended breaks in Glacier & Kananaskis that I needed - could have stayed a lot longer in each to recover. With the new bike & friend pushing me (pushing each other ) at the beginning of the tour doing 80+mi days back to back in early August with 90F, 100F days I spent all my energy early in the tour. Definitely going to pace myself better and stay with road angels longer on my next tour .

    Have you ridden any tours?? What do you ride?

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    I have not ridden any tours, but really want to do a tour of Vancouver Island sometime this summer. I enjoy reading the touring forum, although I'm a lurker there most of the time.

    As for what I ride, uhhh, I have 12 bicycles, so it's almost more a question of what DON'T I ride .

    Mostly vintage steel, though .

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    Senior Member scumglob's Avatar
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    12 bikes?! Quite a collection

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    How long does that loopback tour take you? I didn't really realize that CO and those states were considered the NE but, it still sounds like a beautiful ride. I plan on going trans-am this year, probably by myself. Though I plan on taking my time, being that it will be my first time, and spending a few months on the tour. Nice blog, some of the pictures are great.
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    oh -when I said NE I meant Nebraska The sandhills region out west is the prettiest place I've ever seen

    Thanks for looking at my blog!! I haven't really worked out how long the trip will take, being that I am not 100% certain I'll do it yet --- gotta hear back from schools first (a few more weeks, cross the fingers). But tentatively I'd say 3-4mo, with big breaks. Are you going to take the Adventure Cycling route for your trans-am? That'd be a great trip. I think solo is the way to go . Total freedom!!

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