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    The following statement is straight out of my...

    The following statement is straight out of my trip journal while on the TransAm tour in 2012.
    Kelty Grand Mesa 2. I found it at a good price. I've tested it in some very severe conditions...
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    This Jandd is exactly the one I have on my 26"...

    This Jandd is exactly the one I have on my 26" wheeled LHT (non-disc). It served me very well on my TransAm trip in 2012. I had no problems at all with it.
  3. the John Wayne Pioneer Trail might be out of your...

    the John Wayne Pioneer Trail might be out of your way a bit. I rode the western part of it going to Seattle. It was very well kept, in great shape and totally enjoyable to ride. I heard the...
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    Alpe d'Huez is on my "Bucket list".

    Alpe d'Huez is on my "Bucket list".
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    I didn't read through all the comments, but I do own a LHT without disc brakes. I thought the stock brakes were a little weak...nothing serious but because my trip included a very steep and crooked...
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    Togwotee Pass

    Climbing East to West over Togwotee Pass.
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    Isn't that between Pittsburg and Girard, Kansas?

    Isn't that between Pittsburg and Girard, Kansas?
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    You might consider staying in the historic area...

    You might consider staying in the historic area of Yorktown at the Grace Episcopal Church hostel. It should be listed on the back of you TransAm map (assuming you are using the ACA route maps). ...
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    It is a relatively longish, and not so straight...

    It is a relatively longish, and not so straight forward ride from Norfolk IAP to the Scotland Ferry which puts you into Jamestown. You might want to call out to the airport and inquire about a van...
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    My experience was that not all Walmarts carried...

    My experience was that not all Walmarts carried the fuel on the TransAm... Hit or miss. When you come across one that does, buy three.
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    Have a wonderful tour! I did it this past...

    Have a wonderful tour! I did it this past summer... it is a fantastic trip! Are you on the ACA group ride? I toured solo.
    My Ireland trip is still in the idea stage, but could be realized...
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    Thanks antokelly. our trip is way out in the...

    Thanks antokelly. our trip is way out in the future at this point. It is little more than an idea...but so was my TransAm trip way back in the past. So, I am not sure where to where. I'd like to...
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    Watson, I see you are located in Ireland...are...

    Watson, I see you are located in Ireland...are you currently a WS host? We're looking to tour on our tandem in Ireland sometime in the future.
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    They are all along the TransAm route. Once in...

    They are all along the TransAm route. Once in the WS site you can click on the ACA trail route option, it will show the TransAm (and the other ACA routes). When you see a host along the route,...
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    I rode the TransAm this past summer. I stayed at...

    I rode the TransAm this past summer. I stayed at 22 Warmshowers Hosts' homes. I know this because I sent all of them Christmas cards this year...I was surprised by the number I had been hosted by! ...
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    Thanks for the info, I'll put it in our data...

    Thanks for the info, I'll put it in our data banks for future use. We're planning a self contained tandem ride on it in late spring. We're not sure if we are going just one way, or and out and back...
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    This may not be what you're looking for, but...

    This may not be what you're looking for, but www.crazyguyonabike.com is used by many touring bicylists. Simple to use, and viewed by many.
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    I used a blue plastic tarp which I cut to fit. ...

    I used a blue plastic tarp which I cut to fit. It worked very well. The most crucial time was while camping at the Knott County Historical Society in Hindman, KY I chose to stay in the tent that...
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    I purchased a cheap disposable "Safety razor" at...

    I purchased a cheap disposable "Safety razor" at a Walmart...I shaved probably every 4th day or so. I just soaped up real good with a bar of soap. I had no problems. My razor usually lasted about...
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    Over an 85 day period my average cost ended up...

    Over an 85 day period my average cost ended up being $42.00 per day. I was living quite comfy at that amount.
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    This past summer I spent 85 days away from home. ...

    This past summer I spent 85 days away from home. I toured the TransAm (E-W), I pedaled for 70 days, I had eight rest days (3 of those in Pasco, WA). When I got to my destination I hung around for...
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    This probably won't work in the mountains of...

    This probably won't work in the mountains of Kentucky along the TransAm...we saw a few owners just tell us..."It ain't my dog!" Even though clearly the dog came from their yards. If needed our...
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    This is sometimes the case in the eastern...

    This is sometimes the case in the eastern mountains of Kentucky.

    My dog dazer worked about half the time...seemed if a dog was already in chase my dazer didn't work too well, but, if I caught...
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    2012 saw me do the TransAm... We are looking to...

    2012 saw me do the TransAm... We are looking to tour the Katy Trail in the spring...then maybe RABRAI or one of the Wisconsin rides this summer. No epics this year unfortunately.
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    Love my Flyer...a few century plus rides this...

    Love my Flyer...a few century plus rides this past summer on my TransAm tour...my butt was fine...can't say the same for other parts of my body after 128 miles!
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