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Old 08-06-12, 05:46 AM
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Jim Kukula
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If you are not stuck with some tight schedule, surely you can ride across the country. You can cut back on miles per day and take more days off. Hills / mountains are the main obstacle. Just get a bike that has plenty low gears. It depends too how much stuff you are carrying. Figure out a way to travel light. I have never ridden cross-continent but I have driven it. I imagine a good half has enough motels for biking, but a good stretch is sparse enough you might need to camp. You can arrange for your camping equipment to get shipped to you at the beginning of the sparse stretch, and then ship the stuff back when you get back to civilization. The Adventure Cycling Association has excellent routes/maps going coast to coast.
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