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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#

    http://Bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/yumadons1

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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.

    http:// bicyclelife.topicwise.com/doc/yumadons1

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdkopp0153 View Post
    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!!!
    2012 TransAm Tour journal link: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Threeisacharm

    Naked Carbon Weave Aegis Aro Svelte, Purpleen Cannondale RT3000 Tandem, Orange Santana Triplet, Surly Long Haul Trucker

    So little pains do the vulgar take in the investigation of truth, accepting readily the first story that comes to hand." Thucydides, 4th Century B.C.E.



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