Old 09-14-11, 09:58 AM
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SlimRider
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Hey there Twerney!

IMHO you'd be much better off riding east to west via a southern route, if you start in March. Also, touring doesn't necessarily have to stress you out. Just plan your trip well and keep pace. Leave yourself a few days extra to get there. Once arriving close to LA (say 40-60 miles), get a hotel room and chill out for a day before the LA drama.

Practice disassembling and reassembling your bike a few times, before boxing it. Box your bike and fly it back with you on your flight. You can take a Taxi van back to your home or you can ride your bike back home. Make certain that you have contacted some bike shop (possibly REI) ahead of time, to make box reservations. You don't want them to tell you at the last minute that they don't have any boxes available to you.

Water is vital on all tours, especially on this one!

Good Luck!
- Slim
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