Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes: road, mtn, and several commuter bikes
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Originally Posted by linuxelf
What can I expect if I try to do a long ride down Highway 12? I'd like to do 120 miles or so with my dad over 2 or 3 days. Would a road bike be appropriate, or will there be sections with sand or pea gravel that would be difficult with thinner tires?
I've been going to Ocracoke Island for years -- always with a bike. It's a great place to ride in the mornings before the ferries really get going.
I like to ride on a durable tire (Kevlar-belted, 700x35) since the surface can be a little rough and there are always places where the sand has blown across the road. Also, who needs flats when you're on vacation.
I'll be there next month -- I can't wait.
Sheriff: You have a lot of experience with bounty hunters, do you?
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Sheriff: All alone?
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