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    Do you want to ride across the country, or do you...

    Do you want to ride across the country, or do you want to raise money for a cause?

    You don't need to have a reason to do a cross-country ride other than that you want to ride it. I'm having a...
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    Boring? Never...

    Bicycle touring is not boring to me - it's an adventure, a way of moving through an area with an eye tuned to seeing the things around me, a way of meeting people who live in the areas I'm wandering...
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    Be very careful - this statement is true in...

    Be very careful - this statement is true in remote locations (and some not so remote locations) in the west. It is not true in the eastern part of the country. Riding on the interstate here in the...
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    flipping a blog on its head

    This is a really old thread, but I'm going to add to it in the hopes that I reach some people who are still looking for a home for their tour journals.

    I've just moved all of my travel journals to...
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    I know of someone who is trying to register, and she has been unsuccessful. When I clicked the link in the message above to go to registration, it says that registration has been disabled.

    Can...
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    Doug - Funny, I did a search for my name on...

    Doug -
    Funny, I did a search for my name on Google to see if my journals were still popping to the top, and your bikeforums.net entry jumped out at me. Congrats on your Bike Friday purchase - I...
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    You also might want to consider a Bike Friday...

    You also might want to consider a Bike Friday. I rode my Bike Friday across the USA back in 2002.
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    There are a number of journals by folks touring...

    There are a number of journals by folks touring on trikes in crazyguyonabike.com.

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/categories/?category_id=22
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    Another option is a Bike Friday...

    Another option is a Bike Friday. I rode mine across the US back in 2002...
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    I highly recommend using crazyguyonabike...

    I highly recommend using crazyguyonabike for your touring journals. I find it serves two purposes - it keeps my friends and family happy because they can watch over my shoulder as I'm touring, and it...
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    I have a Pocket Rocket set up as a road bike and...

    I have a Pocket Rocket set up as a road bike and an Air Glide set up as a touring bike. You can see pics & details of my cross-country trip on the Air Glide here.

    Both are excellent bikes.

    ---...
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    Another option would be to purchase the Adventure...

    Another option would be to purchase the Adventure Cycling maps for the Atlantic Coast. You can either buy the full set, or just the maps that apply to where you plan to ride.

    Adventure Cycling...
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    I use Speedplay frogs and Sidi (Women's) Dominator shoes - and I usually carry a pair of Chaco sandals for off-bike wear.
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    I rode the Oregon coast back in 1999 - and I...

    I rode the Oregon coast back in 1999 - and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I rode it from north to south, and it's a good thing that I did. There was at least one day when the wind out of the...
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    crazyguyonabike.com...

    crazyguyonabike.com is back up, and has been steadily available since about mid-day yesterday. And Neil is keeping a close eye on things...

    There have been a lot of journal updates since the site...
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    You can see my packing list along with my thought...

    You can see my packing list along with my thought process in deciding what to take in this article: http://denisepacksforbiketours.blogspot.com/.

    --- Denise
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    I rode across the US in 2002 - my journal can be...

    I rode across the US in 2002 - my journal can be found at denise2002xc.crazyguyonabike.com.

    I'd recommend that you head over to www.crazyguyonabike.com. For journals about cross country rides in...
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    I've used Conti Top Touring 700 x 32 for fully...

    I've used Conti Top Touring 700 x 32 for fully loaded touring - 4 panniers, including camping grea, and Conti Top Touring 700 x 28 for less loaded touring (rear panniers only, no camping gear).
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    There are a number of journals on...

    There are a number of journals on crazyguyonabike.com from folks who have toured west to east. One that might answer your question is Two Laid Back Stillmanns from Seattle to Boston - they took 56...
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    I use Speedplay Frog pedals and mountain biking...

    I use Speedplay Frog pedals and mountain biking shoes on all of my bikes. My favorite shoes are Sidi Dominators. They are expensive shoes, but they have a very stiff sole - which is my preference.
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    There are many good organizations out there that...

    There are many good organizations out there that accept donations of bicycles and put them to good use. I've used Bikes Not Bombs in the past. If you're looking for an organization that can put a...
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    It depends on how long the tour is. For my...

    It depends on how long the tour is. For my cross-country tour my trip was pretty much open-ended. I had a general plan of my route, although I changed it quite a bit along the way. I got into a bad...
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    I've had great luck with my Ortlieb panniers. ...

    I've had great luck with my Ortlieb panniers.
    And another consideration - I would not be happy using any panniers that are not waterproof by design. There is absolutely no reason to have to either...
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    I've used panniers on my diamond-framed touring...

    I've used panniers on my diamond-framed touring bike, and a trailer with my Bike Friday. I much prefer the handling of the bike when I'm using a trailer for a fully loaded tour. For credit card trips...
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    www.coloradocyclist.com...

    www.coloradocyclist.com
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