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  1. Where to buy when Craigslist/LBS isn't an option

    Okay, here's the dilemma I'm facing. To be frank my LBS is...limited at best. They're the only one in town, a combination sporting goods/bike shop, and the only models they carry are either MTB's...
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    Sorry to dig this thread up again, but here's a...

    Sorry to dig this thread up again, but here's a little update:

    I went to my LBS and talked to them about selling my Trek/putting it on consignment. Unfortunately they weren't up to doing that,...
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    Thanks a ton! Looks like I've got a route pretty...

    Thanks a ton! Looks like I've got a route pretty much set at this point, now it's just a matter of figuring out what to bring.
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    Yeah, looking into it I might be better off just...

    Yeah, looking into it I might be better off just buying one with them already installed. Thanks for the help anyways!
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    Thanks for the heads-up on that.

    Thanks for the heads-up on that.
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    Would you happen to know exactly where that rest...

    Would you happen to know exactly where that rest area north of MB might be? I've been trying to find it on google maps and might have missed it.
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    Quick update: Talked to the parents again, and...

    Quick update: Talked to the parents again, and after explaining how I had planned out the trip so far (stopping at key points along the way, making sure I'll have enough water, staying close to...
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    Installing Shimano STI's

    I've been looking to get a dedicated road bike for a while, and last week I got to mess around with someone's Specialized that he had put some Shimano tourney levers on and fell in love with them....
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    Hah, I wish it was that easy. I don't think they...

    Hah, I wish it was that easy. I don't think they grasp the idea that I'm doing this moreso for my own enjoyment, not because I "have" to. They were telling me that they'd drive allll the way out from...
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    Well, the folks weren't too excited about the...

    Well, the folks weren't too excited about the idea of me going 250+ miles on a bike by myself, but hopefully I'll be able to bring them around. (They're worried about the crazy people we tend to...
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    I've been riding/commuting regularly for almost a...

    I've been riding/commuting regularly for almost a year now, never had an issue with my vision so far. Most of it comes down to being aware of my surroundings, which I've gotten used to after 21 years...
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    Perfect! Sounds like this trip is gonna happen! ;)

    Perfect! Sounds like this trip is gonna happen! ;)
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    Thanks for the heads-up on that, I was kinda...

    Thanks for the heads-up on that, I was kinda worried that I'd be pretty much isolated from Casper to Laramie, so that makes me feel bettter.
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    Okay, starting to pull a few things together: ...

    Okay, starting to pull a few things together:

    -Primary stop #1 : Casper. Rest there a day, plus it'll give me an excuse to hang out there for a bit.
    -Stop in Hiland before then for water/food...
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    Actually that route works out wonderfully. 40 mi...

    Actually that route works out wonderfully. 40 mi from Sheshoni to Hiland where I could get more water and food, stop somewhere after that, and then about 60 mi to Casper after that.
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    Thanks for the heads up! That was one of the...

    Thanks for the heads up! That was one of the routes I was considering as well, it seemed that heading south would be much more sparse; I couldn't find any sort of stops/stores/water sources along...
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    Also, I did just a hair over 15 miles today to...

    Also, I did just a hair over 15 miles today to see how that went. I was blown away by how fast the miles ticked by, and aside from the expected soreness my body's not hating me too much. Suddenly...
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    That's my primary concern as of now. There's a...

    That's my primary concern as of now. There's a solid stretch (probably around 80-90 mi) where it looks like there's pretty much nothing but road. Now if I can find somewhere to camp the first night...
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    Actually, I goofed a bit: It's actually 250...

    Actually, I goofed a bit: It's actually 250 miles, not 350. Even better! (well, at least for my legs)
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    Wow, wasn't expecting this much support, but it's...

    Wow, wasn't expecting this much support, but it's very much appreciated!

    In terms of gear, I think besides the new bike all I really need is:
    -Small tent
    -Larger panniers
    -Spares (tires,...
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    This is all I could think of:...

    This is all I could think of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Esh4W3dfI
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    Thanks! I'm more than comfortable spending a few...

    Thanks! I'm more than comfortable spending a few extra days on the road if need be, if nothing else it'll give me time to get used to longer treks. Plus that town I mentioned that's about 25mi away...
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    Considering a long, long trip to school

    So, I had a crazy idea the other day.

    Short rundown of things going on:
    -I don't have a car/license, due to eyesight problems
    -Moving from a community college in Riverton, WY to the University...
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    Thanks folks! Snow_echo: I had the same idea,...

    Thanks folks!
    Snow_echo: I had the same idea, leaning more towards 28 because the roads here are kinda crap, so I need a little more surface area if possible.
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    Back in the saddle

    Hey guys! I doubt anyone remembers me, I've been absent from the forum for almost a year now, mostly just due to school and other stuff going on. But I've started getting on my bike more and more the...
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