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  1. A couple years ago I started in Oklahoma City and...

    A couple years ago I started in Oklahoma City and went to Brunswick, GA and then back across to Oregon coast, and planned to then turn back to Oklahoma City. I hurt my shoulder and had to stop in...
  2. Thanks very much, I like your suggestion :)

    Thanks very much, I like your suggestion :)
  3. St. Louis bypass on Mississippi River Trail

    I will be riding south on the MRT and would prefer to not go thru St. Louis, no reason other than I don't get much pleasure from riding in cities. Has anyone used a route you like to go around and...
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    US 98 from Wakulla to Pensacola is intermittently...

    US 98 from Wakulla to Pensacola is intermittently along the coast. From Wakulla thru Port St. Joe is the area they call the Big Bend area and includes Apalachicola. These little towns are fishing...
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    I've carried an emergency blanket for years,...

    I've carried an emergency blanket for years, never thought of using it as a ground sheet or anything else. Ask and ye shall receive :) That's why I like Preacher Casy so much in The Grapes of...
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    Ground Sheet for Tent

    When camping in a tent along the way: 1. do you use a ground sheet and 2. do you put it inside or under the tent? Many years ago I always put it under the tent to protect the floor from sharp...
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    Sticky: I love this thread, hope to see more replies...

    I love this thread, hope to see more replies about things people do on tour, it's very helpful. My two favorites that I've used are the velcro strap parking brake and the tube being used as a hose...
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    I hope I'm doing it when I'm 75, good for you. I...

    I hope I'm doing it when I'm 75, good for you. I met a woman of 75 a couple years ago who was crossing from Maine to California solo. I have been so filled with admiration for her every time I...
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    This looks like a nice ride :)

    This looks like a nice ride :)
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    I like this :)

    I like this :)
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    Mostly loops; living in Mobile, AL I can go into...

    Mostly loops; living in Mobile, AL I can go into FL and take several different routes to the Atlantic East Coast and then come back a different path. US 90, 98, and 27 are great roads with wide...
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    thanks very much, I have been failing to give...

    thanks very much, I have been failing to give mosquitoes enough thought, and I live in Mobile; glad you emphasized that. I need to think a little more about dogs too, I went cross country a couple...
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    thanks for the info, I have a mosquito hood, only...

    thanks for the info, I have a mosquito hood, only used it once while backpacking, never while cycling, but I have it packed. Mosquito repellant help any?
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    thanks for the info

    thanks for the info
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    Thanks very much. Right about the Gators,...

    Thanks very much. Right about the Gators, reminds me of the old Tony Joe White song, "Poke Salad Annie, gator got your granny, chomp chomp". I appreciate your response.
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    I live in Mobile, AL, have a friend with a sister...

    I live in Mobile, AL, have a friend with a sister in Madison, WI who is taking me to Lake Itasca to start, then going over to visit the sister. The same friend will pick me up when I reach the end...
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    thanks very much

    thanks very much
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    works for me, different strokes for different...

    works for me, different strokes for different folks :)
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    I haven't referred to the ACA maps, I'm working...

    I haven't referred to the ACA maps, I'm working off Bill Robinson's book Bicycling Guide to the Mississippi River Trail. I've read a lot of posts in various sites and there is about as much...
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    Critters on Mississippi River Trail

    I'm planning to pedal the Mississippi River Trail this Summer, starting at Lake Itasca, MN and finishing at the Gulf of Mexico. I'm wondering about people's experiences with hungry critters,...
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    I'm no mechanic and those who are will probably...

    I'm no mechanic and those who are will probably say "overkill", but my morning routine is to first hold the chain in a mechanic's rag as it emerges from the bottom pulley and crank the chain in...
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    I've cycled US 27 from Tallahassee to Miami and...

    I've cycled US 27 from Tallahassee to Miami and loved it. I've also pedaled US 98 from Mobile, AL to I believe Bartow, FL where I picked up US 17 to Punta Gorda, then 41 thru Fort Myers and Naples,...
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    Me too, carry a small compass I use when...

    Me too, carry a small compass I use when backpacking, it's about 1.5" x 2", carry in top tube bag, used it many times.
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    Me too. A couple years ago I did a 10,000 mile...

    Me too. A couple years ago I did a 10,000 mile tour and put 4,500 on the first set, then got a second set in Rapid City, SD even though the first were still in good shape. I had 0 flats on the...
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    That is what I hate most about a dog chasing me,...

    That is what I hate most about a dog chasing me, looking in my mirror and watching a vehicle hit it if it enters the road; gives me cold chills and bad day dreams the rest of the day.
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