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  1. Yellowstone roads are currently closed. Many...

    Yellowstone roads are currently closed. Many mapping applications will not let you route over seasonal road closures. If you click the map choices, some do let you route over these roads.
  2. Duck - It appears as though you are fairly...

    Duck -

    It appears as though you are fairly new to touring - especially long-distance touring. And new on this site as well. Although it is always fun getting the map out - either paper or...
  3. Thread: Touring BC

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    I've ridden from Jasper to Prince George to...

    I've ridden from Jasper to Prince George to Prince Rupert a number of times.
    Also have ridden south from Mount Robson to Clearwater.
    And one time rode out to Bella Coola on Highway 20 - whew!...
  4. In the interest of accuracy, from the Glacier NP...

    In the interest of accuracy, from the Glacier NP website -

    Hiker/Biker Campsites
    A limited number of sites at Apgar, Fish Creek, Sprague Creek, Avalanche, Many Glacier, Rising Sun, Two Medicine,...
  5. Did guys all of a sudden get the "manly" urge...

    Did guys all of a sudden get the "manly" urge when clipless pedals came out?
    I suspect that there were just as many mashers before as after -
    But that toe clips were more forgiving.
    Even for...
  6. I've been touring for 30 years and I am convinced...

    I've been touring for 30 years and I am convinced that the rate of knee problems increased dramatically with the rise of clipless pedals for touring. Not only that, but it's another example of paying...
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    And the Titanic was unsinkable.

    And the Titanic was unsinkable.
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    We don't have the same land laws as countries...

    We don't have the same land laws as countries such as Norway - and they are not likely to change just for cyclists. But there are many possibilities out there that most cyclists are not aware of....
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    People who use Google Maps for bike routes are...

    People who use Google Maps for bike routes are often unpleasantly surprised.
  10. Oh my, no! Don't do the Great Rivers route which...

    Oh my, no!
    Don't do the Great Rivers route which is boring compared to what you might do in the Great Plains.
    From SW Minnesota you can ride the Loess Hills of western Iowa -
    Then take in some...
  11. Looks like you are new here. Not sure what you...

    Looks like you are new here.
    Not sure what you are looking for in terms of riding and accommodations.
    I have ridden this section a couple of time in the past 25 years.

    There is an absolutely...
  12. Unfortunately, there are also quite a few...

    Unfortunately, there are also quite a few wolf-dog hybrids that gnarly dudes like to breed.
    But then when they become too difficult, they get dumped in the countryside.

    "Every year, thousands of...
  13. Which is somewhat of a metaphorical response to...

    Which is somewhat of a metaphorical response to the OP.

    My experience is that light hills may take off 10%,
    Moderate hills 20%, big hills 30%, and killer climbs up to 50%
    of my usual daily...
  14. Okay, okay. They both leave at 11:00 a.m. on...

    Okay, okay. They both leave at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17th.
    The temperature is 62 degrees with an expected high of 77. (Fahrenheit).
    Winds are light and variable with no appreciable difference...
  15. Andy and Betty are riding from Lincoln to...

    Andy and Betty are riding from Lincoln to Madison.
    There are two possible routes - both 20 miles long.
    One route is flat; the other route is uphill for 10 miles, then downhill for 10 miles.
    Betty...
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    Water? An old Slavey Dene man told me to drink...

    Water?
    An old Slavey Dene man told me to drink right out of the muskeg.
    I did with no negative effects. Water everywhere. YMMV.
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    I've ridden up to Alaska, the Yukon, and the NWT...

    I've ridden up to Alaska, the Yukon, and the NWT a half dozen times.
    Remote, but not that remote. Food prices will be double or more.
    And if you need lodging, be prepared to fork it out.
    Eagle...
  18. Thread: Colorado Loop

    by jamawani
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    You do know that the eastern half of the Colorado...

    You do know that the eastern half of the Colorado River Road is dirt and can be moderately tough depending on how sandy/rutted it is. Also, Buffalo Pass Road is unsurfaced - varying from good to...
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    Am I having hot flashes? Or is it getting a...

    Am I having hot flashes? Or is it getting a little hot around here??
    Lawsy - - -

    If the OP wants to ride on I-40 from Barstow to Memphis,
    Then take US 78 to the coast - that's his business.
    ...
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    DX - And the dogs - - packs of mongrel dogs...

    DX - And the dogs - - packs of mongrel dogs running loose.
    One time - when I had a hard time getting thru a pack of them -
    I stopped at the county courthouse and complained to a deputy.
    You know...
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    DX - I've seen some of your other posts over the...

    DX - I've seen some of your other posts over the years. I realize that you like to do centuries - have some good equipment - have done some shorter rides - but I can't see if you've ever had the...
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    Well, you most certainly will be hot. And in the...

    Well, you most certainly will be hot.
    And in the Deep South - - sticky.
  23. The Virginia Capital Trail's website has a map...

    The Virginia Capital Trail's website has a map with no key - at least no key that is immediately accessible.
    Maybe they want you to click a couple of dozen times - everybody wants more clicks these...
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    PS - A mid-July departure date is ideal for a...

    PS - A mid-July departure date is ideal for a trip from the Pacific Northwest eastwards and southeastwards.
    A ten-week ride would put you on the east coast at the end of September - not too chilly,...
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    I would be more worried about the heat. You will...

    I would be more worried about the heat.
    You will be roasting in Virginia, toasting in Kentucky,
    Broasting in Missouri, and just plain burning up in Kansas.

    Eastern Colorado will feel like...
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