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    Trans Canada Trail. HELP!!!

    Hi all you savvy bikers out there,
    I need your help. I want to do the Trans Canada Trail http://www.tctrail.ca/thetrail.php next summer and I have no idea how to get ready for it. I've never done long distance biking and I can't say that I'm really a cyclist. I can officially say that I've been off training wheels since the age of 4 sooooo...I think I can do it.
    What I want to know is HOW DO I DO THIS?
    How do I train?
    What do I wear?
    What kind of bike will last?
    What should I know about bike mechanics?
    What foods should I eat?
    Tell me all of your tips...pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee and thank you.

    PS: Going to be living in the UAE for the year and it's like a billion degrees. Are stationary bikes good enough to train on?

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    I suggest you go hang out in the Touring forum here and check out some journals at www.crazyguyonabike.com. Lots of discussion both those places about all your questions.
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    First, this would be more appropriate for the Touring Forum. If you were planning to ride it like the RAAM, and set some kind of cross-Canada record, that would be a Long Distance type of topic.
    http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/

    Second, good luck with that "trail". There's a thread about it in the Touring Forum, but basically, the "trail" exists in many places more as a figment of someone's imagination.

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