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Forum: Touring 06-03-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By jamawani
The Southwest in midsummer? The Northwest -...

The Southwest in midsummer?
The Northwest - i.e. Glacier, Yellowstone is much more temperate.
Also, do NOT stealth camp on Indian reservations.
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
Steve - I cycled through Yellowstone...

Steve -

I cycled through Yellowstone National Park for the first time in 1987.
Late September - lovely fall weather - TransAm route with camping at Grant Village.
Like so many other...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
SB - Yes, they are a stronger argument. ...

SB - Yes, they are a stronger argument.
Earlier, I had posted the email response from YNP.
And, yes, anyone could do that.
But the views I have expressed fall in line with the past two decades of...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
So Andy - - What do you call it when a person...

So Andy - - What do you call it when a person attributes false statements to a national park service employee
and posts a fraudulent NPS permit online? Creative writing??

People who toss out...
Forum: Touring 05-29-16, 02:48 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
No, Andy - It is far more than just photos....

No, Andy -

It is far more than just photos.
There has been a pattern of repeated false statements which go far beyond minor slips or fair use.

For me, the most extreme statements were about a...
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
Regarding the Twin Bridges sign - Not only...

Regarding the Twin Bridges sign -

Not only is it lifted, but it is clearly the wrong season.
Ty claims to be cycling in May - the picture is from October or early November.
The grass is tall...
Forum: Touring 05-20-16, 11:49 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
This is why national park staff have...

This is why national park staff have restrictions.
And this will be why national parks like Yellowstone may institute further restrictions on cyclists.
It is clear that the poster has no knowledge...
Forum: Touring 05-20-16, 07:32 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
Most good scams contain a mix of truth and...

Most good scams contain a mix of truth and invention.
In fact, most of our own lives contain such a mix - it's just the proportions that matter.

Is it O.K. to claim that you camped at the bottom...
Forum: Touring 05-20-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
On a previous thread, the supposed Yellowstone...

On a previous thread, the supposed Yellowstone permits were discussed in detail and shown to be false. I have oral and written communications from Yellowstone NP staff stating that they issued no...
Forum: Touring 05-19-16, 10:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,561
Posted By jamawani
Oh, my! Upon further inspection of photos -...

Oh, my!
Upon further inspection of photos - many did not appear right for early spring in the West.
One in particular - a sign on the Nez Perce Reservation showed grass with seed heads.
...
Forum: Touring 05-18-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By jamawani
Google British Columbia Transportation Ministry...

Google British Columbia Transportation Ministry traffic count. They have an interactive map - very complex.
Forum: Touring 05-17-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By jamawani
Was suggesting White Pass over the Cascades -...

Was suggesting White Pass over the Cascades - starting on Willapa Bay.
Been a long time since I was on Hwy 3 in BC.
But I found it rather busy and pretty steep at times. AADT = 4000+
Forum: Touring 05-17-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By jamawani
Raybo - Since Chinook Pass is opening today...

Raybo -

Since Chinook Pass is opening today - all paved options over the Cascades are now available.
But that doesn't mean they are all equal.

The North Cascades Highway over Washington Pass...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,570
Posted By jamawani
Gee - - I thought this was a "Why I Like CGOAB"...

Gee - - I thought this was a "Why I Like CGOAB" thread.
Seems people with a bone to pick just can't let it go.
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,570
Posted By jamawani
It's 70 and sunny in Wyoming - with snow on the...

It's 70 and sunny in Wyoming - with snow on the mountains.
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,570
Posted By jamawani
Mdilthey has been missing the point for some...

Mdilthey has been missing the point for some time.
He slings arrows and then claims to be Joan of Arc when they come back towards him.

His comment about CGOAB donations should get him warned at...
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,570
Posted By jamawani
Read? Who reads anymore?? What a total waste of...

Read? Who reads anymore??
What a total waste of time - especially if I have to read anything which challenges my current prejudices.
Where is Ray Bradbury when you really need him?
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,570
Posted By jamawani
Not to mention the underlying ideology of...

Not to mention the underlying ideology of Crazyguy - -

Crazyguy represents the very best of the early optimism of the open-access web.
An electronic democracy that is rapidly disappearing under...
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,570
Posted By jamawani
But finding things quickly and easily - and have...

But finding things quickly and easily - and have pages load instantly rather than in 5 minutes is just so, so retro.
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,080
Posted By jamawani
CGOAB rocks. If you want to see good bicycle...

CGOAB rocks.
If you want to see good bicycle touring photos - -
Plus, if you are interested in reading, indeed, reading - -
It is the go-to website.

Kudos to Neil
Forum: Touring 05-04-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,080
Posted By jamawani
Neil is absolutely right. If people are going...

Neil is absolutely right.
If people are going to disparage him and Crazyguy - then he has the right to respond.
Neil has made a major contribution to the touring community -
And some people who...
Forum: Touring 04-17-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By jamawani
Cruise - I did my first X-USA starting in...

Cruise -

I did my first X-USA starting in Astoria on Sept. 1.
Did a combination of the Lewis & Clark and TransAm and ended at the Outer Banks of NC.
Shorter than the Trans Am - took 10 weeks -...
Forum: Touring 04-16-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By jamawani
I would rate the Southern Tier the least scenic...

I would rate the Southern Tier the least scenic of the three.
In the east you just have the molehills of the Florida panhandle and Louisiana.
Then there are the endless miles of west Texas.
It's a...
Forum: Touring 03-24-16, 12:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By jamawani
The biggest reason NOT to go north-to-south is...

The biggest reason NOT to go north-to-south is the rain cycle.

The rainiest two months of the year in Montana are May & June.
Plus, at high elevation there is still plenty of snow and mud.
By...
Forum: Touring 03-21-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By jamawani
Another option is using national forest maps -...

Another option is using national forest maps - most are available in plastic.
They would be bulkier and the number of maps you would need would probably equal the cost of the GDMBR.
Since you are...
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