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Old 04-06-15, 09:02 AM
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Cross-country trip! Oregon to Maine!

My name is Collin, and I'm a cyclist from Saint Paul, MN. I'm embarking on my first big bike tour at 31 years old, riding with a buddy, and wanted to check out these forums for some trip insight! My trip should take me from Astoria, Oregon, roughly along the Trans-am route, until we hit Pueblo, CO, or thereabouts. From there, we plan on biking to the starting City for RAGBRAI (Sioux City, IA). From the end of RAGBRAI (Davenport), we're heading west to Maine by some route. If we're feeling ambitious, we'd like to bike Wisconsin to the UP, then back down through Michigan to Ohio, possibly taking the Northern Tier route to Maine. Alternatively, we may dip south of Chicago then head to Maine.

I'll have plenty of questions and have found many resources. If this intro post catches your eye, please pass along any advice. I'm also currently looking for recent Adventure Cycling Trans-Am maps through Pueblo, CO, if anyone is willing to part with some used ones. I'd also consider buying North Lakes and Northern Tier route maps depending on where they run from.
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Old 04-06-15, 09:20 AM
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When are you planning your expedition? I'm currently down in Medford OR. but we're moving to lower Michigan in June. If you need a place to stop, rest, freshen up your bikes and yourselves. The offer is open. Best of luck with the ride, welcome to the forum and have a fun ride.
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So many awesome welcomes! Thanks, Henry. If we head through the UP, I suspect it will be in August. We're aiming for RAGBRAI, so embarking from Davenport on 7/25. If we're feeling ambitious, we'll tack on the extra 900-ish miles it takes to hit the UP. If not, we'll swing under Chicago. I'd hate to miss out on the beauty of the Northern Midwest. My buddy and I called Wisconsin home for years.

Oh, also, a "helpful" person on another thread pointed out that I meant I'm heading east from RAGBRAI.
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