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Old 02-13-12, 11:49 AM   #1
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A TransAm your spouse will agree to ;)

Instead of working on my taxes like I should, I thought it would be more fun to re-read my TransAm journal. We rode the first half (North Bend / Coos Bay, OR to Pueblo, CO) last summer and will do the second half this summer. All motels, no camping gear. Came up with these stats:

Mileage from North Bend to Pueblo: 2050m
Riding days: 47
Rest days: 8 (4 of these were veterinary convention)
Avg mileage per riding day: 43.6m
Longest day: 71m (two of these)
Avg motel cost inc. tax: $86 (includes 20 breakfasts & 3 hot spring passes)
Total motel cost for 56 nites: $4832
Total loaded weight of Don's panniers / rack trunk / handlebar bag: 16#
Total loaded weight of Suzanne's panniers / rack trunk / handlebar bag: 27#

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Old 03-02-12, 09:24 AM   #2
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If you need a place to crash your first night in Pueblo, let us know! We'll see you start your trip off right! That's actually how I met my girlfriend, she was riding the TransAm and contacted me through warmshowers.org. She ended up moving back, and two years later we still have a happy story!
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Marry someone that you know likes to bike tour or has toured in the past.
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Just started the second half of our TransAm yesterday: Pueblo, CO to Hilton Head, SC. All motels, no camping gear.

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Old 09-03-12, 09:13 PM   #5
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If you need a place to crash your first night in Pueblo, let us know! We'll see you start your trip off right! That's actually how I met my girlfriend, she was riding the TransAm and contacted me through warmshowers.org. She ended up moving back, and two years later we still have a happy story!
Yep Rita and Ryan are great hosts!!!! They hosted me this year when I passed through Pueblo. Hi Ryan! I made it to Seattle! A most wonderful ride! I think I may have to do it again!!!
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