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Old 08-21-06, 04:39 PM   #1
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Cycling Across the Country

So, has anybody done it? I'm in the beginning stages of planning a cross-country trip from NE Ohio to NE Arizona in two years time. I've always wanted to do something like this since I saw American Flyers, and I know the risks and elements I might have to deal with. I still have to do a century to see if I'm even up to that yet, but I'm very confident that I can cover in upwards of 200 miles a day. What Kind of bike should I ride? When I graduate, I'll be getting a brand new Cannondale, so I'd like to make it useful.

Thanks for the info in advance.
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Old 08-21-06, 05:09 PM   #2
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I assume you don't plan to ride double centuries on average. That would be quite a feat.
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Old 08-21-06, 05:52 PM   #3
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Assuming you can cover 200 miles pewr day, why would you want to ? Slow down see the country, you may never get another chance. Check out for journals and infomation from others who have toured.
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