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    Not sure what your plans entail - how much, how...

    Not sure what your plans entail - how much, how far, how to get back.
    Highway 138 from Roseburg to Crater Lake is a great ride.

    East of the Cascades, the roads have far less traffic, in general....
  2. You really shouldn't have any problems in...

    You really shouldn't have any problems in Nevada/Utah if you plan well.

    I have posted a list of water locations in Nevada on the Western Express a number of times - -

    <<<>>>

    Usually there's...
  3. Justin - You are not going to have any snow...

    Justin -
    You are not going to have any snow this year to worry about if you leave in May.
    Certainly not in California, Nevada, or southern Utah.
    Your timing for the West should be ab out as...
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    Sticky: Many thanks for all his contributions. He will...

    Many thanks for all his contributions.
    He will be missed.
  5. Back to the OP - - There's been some heat in...

    Back to the OP - -

    There's been some heat in the discussion, but some of us really dislike even the short stretch of I-80 that is part of the TransAm and others of us find it tolerable for a...
  6. Please permit me to clarify a few of your...

    Please permit me to clarify a few of your misunderstandings.

    As per their website -



    Membership | Adventure Cycling Association

    And under National Advocacy Projects -
  7. "It's a shame ..." does not equal "upbraid" - -...

    "It's a shame ..." does not equal "upbraid" - - at least not in most dictionaries I can find.

    And one should not, too readily, discount the possibility of alternatives.

    a) Since I-80 is...
  8. I noticed that after I had posted when I checked...

    I noticed that after I had posted when I checked his previous posts.
    I've ridden a short stretch of I-84 - east of Boise - where there is no alternative paved route.
    I've also driven both...
  9. Yes, you can ride on nearly all of I-80 in...

    Yes, you can ride on nearly all of I-80 in Wyoming with the exception of a short stretch in Cheyenne - - but why? I-80 has an insanely high volume of truck traffic - plus the shoulder, although wide...
  10. You do sound like an Easterner, but hey. Not...

    You do sound like an Easterner, but hey. Not logging roads - forest service roads.
    Also, buying a Black Hills National Forest map in plastic wouldn't be a bad idea.
    Best map out there for cyclists...
  11. As for the Black Hills, in general it is best to...

    As for the Black Hills, in general it is best to stay west of US 385, south of Deadwood/Lead, and north of US 16 - the western Black Hills have that incredible mix of meadows and forest. Valleys tend...
  12. I did some wonderful riding in the Badlands last...

    I did some wonderful riding in the Badlands last year late May after a very wet spring. I had never seen the Badlands so green. But in mid summer it is parched, 100+ degrees, brown, and grit between...
  13. I have biked all of the Badlands and much of the...

    I have biked all of the Badlands and much of the Black Hills over the years.
    There is a BIG, BIG difference between the two - especially in summer.
    The Badlands has almost no shade and can be...
  14. It propelled me into sainthood. I will probably...

    It propelled me into sainthood.
    I will probably be the next Dalai Lama.
    Except that I smell bad after a long day on the road.
  15. Mid-May is an excellent time to start - - The...

    Mid-May is an excellent time to start - -
    The lower elevations won't be too hot yet -
    And the mountain passes will be mostly snow-free.
    Plus, nearly all of facilities will be open - Memorial Day...
  16. It does sound like you have all the plans made...

    It does sound like you have all the plans made and tickets bought - - but - -
    Early April is early for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, for much of Nevada.
    And late April may be early for southern...
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    What do you mean by "hiker/biker"? If you mean...

    What do you mean by "hiker/biker"?
    If you mean designated campsites in parks or campgrounds where the cost is about $5 per person -
    Then, no - there aren't many, unfortunately.

    Oregon is, by...
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    10 mph on pavement 8 mph on dirt/gravel 6 mph...

    10 mph on pavement
    8 mph on dirt/gravel
    6 mph on rough dirt/gravel
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    Amtrak is heavily subsidized - but it is...

    Amtrak is heavily subsidized - but it is forbidden by congressional legislation to subsidize first-class services - i.e. sleeping cars. Unless the dates you choose are almost sold out, I suspect that...
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    A long hill is longer than a short hill. A very...

    A long hill is longer than a short hill.
    A very long hill is even longer than a long hill.
  21. If you could do a three-point plane ticket or...

    If you could do a three-point plane ticket or rent a car one way - -
    I would suggest Grand Teton thru Yellowstone to Glacier -
    Ending with the spectacular Going to the Sun Road.

    But you didn't...
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    "The best way to make money is to 'make' money."

    "The best way to make money is to 'make' money."
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    I vote for Tevas or lookalikes. Most rear...

    I vote for Tevas or lookalikes.
    Most rear panniers have velcro loops or rings where you can strap the Tevas on the outside.
    So even if they are a little bulky, they don't have to go in the panniers.
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    Rowan - - In Saudi Arabia there is capital...

    Rowan - -
    In Saudi Arabia there is capital punishment for adultery.
    On Fire Island there is capital punishment for wearing slides like those.
  25. 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.
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