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Old 10-24-08, 10:06 PM   #1
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Sent in my application for Pac Tour!

Since I'm graduating college in the spring, it seemed like a perfect time to do a cross country ride with my dad. We'll be riding from Portland to Georgia averaging 116 miles per day. It will be a fully supported ride so we don't have to carry any gear while riding.

Any tips from people that have done something like this before?
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Oh you are going to love it! I did a one-week desert camp with them last year, it was a total blast. Lon is an animal. They are a really well-organized tour company, the support is excellent, they do a great job with the maps, the food, the planning, all of it.
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Bring more gears than you think you'll need... Folks forget about the fatigue caused by multi-day long distance riding. And EAT a LOT!!!
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I plan on having 39/27 as my lowest gear. It seems like it should be enough, we'll be going over the vail to leadville pass, I did that this summer with a lowest of 39/27.

This section sounds like it might be rough climbing with those gears though once it gets past 10%
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Our first miles in Arkansas are climbing the Talimena Parkway. This is one of the toughest 50 miles in the United States with continuous 10% and 15% up and down the Ozark Mountains.
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That sounds like so much fun. I hear nothing but good things about PAC tours so you're in for a treat. If only I could convince my mother to do Route 66 with me!
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I'm already getting back into training mode because I can't wait to do it. From the blogs I've read, it does sound like a ton of fun, but it sure is a ton of riding
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Brian, I think it is awesome and especially awesome that you are doing it with your dad. Enjoy!!
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