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Forum: Touring
01-05-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,288
Posted By jamawani

Strava and touring are not the same thing. ...

Strava and touring are not the same thing.
Commuters want a direct fast route and are willing to put up with more traffic and hassles.
Speedsters want good pavement and a minimal number of stops,...
Forum: Touring
12-31-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,837
Posted By jamawani

Gotta do a big trip this year. I am seriously...

Gotta do a big trip this year.
I am seriously jonesing.
Willapa Bay to Assateague Bay with a lot of water in between.

Ideally, I would trail a kayak on a cart. Ha-ha.
But I would like to do a...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,127
Posted By jamawani

I have rafted as part of a number of tours. The...

I have rafted as part of a number of tours.
The Sevylor I have weighs in at about 28 lbs with all the extra gear.
(That's a lot of extra pounds and tough to ride with.)
I would ship the raft to...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By jamawani

BTW - What's important to me when touring? ...

BTW - What's important to me when touring?

1. Empty roads - where the one pick-up driver to come by asks if you are lost.
2. Wonderful small communities - Main St. stores, a little cafe, the...
Forum: Touring
11-29-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By jamawani

I once took out an AAA paper map of the U.S. and...

I once took out an AAA paper map of the U.S. and put a red marker dot in ever place I got wasted. Needless to say, when I finished the map looked like it had chicken pox. Some cyclists can have one...
Forum: Touring
11-27-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By jamawani

That's what I said to my therapist ... And then...

That's what I said to my therapist ...
And then she asked me, "Do you always hear these voices?"
11-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By jamawani

Square Curbs

Just wondering what you think of square curbs?

I think they are death traps for cyclists -
and cannot understand why some cities continue to use them on higher-speed arterials.
They also cause...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,288
Posted By jamawani

What I miss? Three or four cyclists sitting...

What I miss?

Three or four cyclists sitting around a big table at Ernie's Birchwood Hostel in Missoula
poring over a map folded out all the way - taking up the entire tabletop.
Nowadays, it...
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,288
Posted By jamawani

Google Maps is not always your best friend. ...

Google Maps is not always your best friend.
Plus, RWGPS and other apps use Google or others as their bae mapping.
You know - you do a search for "Slobovian music" and get 693 hits -
but they all...
Forum: Touring
10-13-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By jamawani

Oh, honey .... It's all midnight train rides.

Oh, honey ....
It's all midnight train rides.
Forum: Touring
10-12-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,144
Posted By jamawani

Congratulations! And Gladys Knight sends her...

Congratulations!
And Gladys Knight sends her best, too.
(Not to mention she wishes your midnight train ride was better ...)
Forum: Touring
09-27-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By jamawani

You do know that Nickerson was donated to the...

You do know that Nickerson was donated to the state of Massachusetts.
And all those people should actually lower the unit cost of most services.
(But in Massachusetts, we know that ain't true.)...
Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By jamawani

Massachusetts Out-of-State Camping Fees

Just ran across this beauty today -
Nickerson State Park on southern Cape Cod



Well, that tells me - a Wyoming resident - "Get lost!"
Which is probably the same attitude I will have towards...
Forum: Touring
09-04-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,568
Posted By jamawani

I wanted to respond sooner - But I had to...

I wanted to respond sooner -
But I had to finish the bag of Doritos
And the carton of Haagen Daz.

Yep - I've put off two long tours - in 2020 & 2021.
After two serires of treatments, I have...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jamawani

Fig newtons - definitely. Pop tarts - never.

Fig newtons - definitely.
Pop tarts - never.
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

Does the "NJ" stand for New Jersey? You...

Does the "NJ" stand for New Jersey?

You know, I'm also a classical pianist and have studied most of Debussy's Preludes, Book 1.
If someone were to ask me about how to play a prelude from Book 2,...
Forum: Touring
08-30-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

I taught. lived, and rode there. Openstreet may...

I taught. lived, and rode there.
Openstreet may "say" one thing, but they are county roads.

That reminds me of electric company reps three states away.
You entire side of town is in the dark and...
Forum: Touring
08-29-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

I did three quick test routes that I know. All...

I did three quick test routes that I know.
All have errors. All county-maintained roads.
Test2 errors are a glitch in the app.
Test1 & Test3 have errors on about half the miles.
YMMV

Test2 -...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

NN - You've already answered the question. You...

NN - You've already answered the question.
You don't mind riding on unpaved - whether it's 20%, 25% or 30% doesn't matter.
But really, that's hardly any difference.

I tour with unpaved sections...
Forum: Touring
08-19-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

Hey Fishboat - - I've been using RWGPS for...

Hey Fishboat - -

I've been using RWGPS for years - and paying for it, too.
Yes, I can go elsewhere, but as a long-term paying customer, I expect better.
And, no, I shouldn't have to go out and...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

It's beginning to look like another Edsel...

It's beginning to look like another Edsel roll-out.
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Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

For many people it may be nice. But I have...

For many people it may be nice.
But I have hundreds of routes filed - some for cycling organizations -
And I should not have to go back and "fix" all of them.
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By jamawani

RWGPS Paved/Unpaved Modality

Just discovered today that RWGPS has implemented a new paved/unpaved modality.
It is automatically implemented in all maps - current & previous - with dotted lines.
It's lousy and inaccurate - and...
Forum: Touring
08-09-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jamawani

Been there. Double layer of clothes and a...

Been there. Double layer of clothes and a mosquito net.
And still, the biting flies could get through to my shoulder blades.
So I cycled one-handed and used the other with a bandana to swat....
Forum: Touring
08-08-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,358
Posted By jamawani

Who eats "cookies" while touring?

I know ... I'm only supposed to eat healthy stuff while out touring.
But when I'm climbing a big mountain pass - I must confess -
I sneak a package of Oreos into my handlebar bag.
And I reward...
Forum: Touring
07-31-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By jamawani

May I suggest a few classic films? "East of...

May I suggest a few classic films?

"East of Eden" with James Dean
"West Side Story" with Natalie Wood
"North by Northwest" with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
"South Pacific" with music by...
Forum: Touring
07-30-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By jamawani

There has been some moisture in the Northern...

There has been some moisture in the Northern Rockies this week,
A shower or two in southern Oregon, northern Calif.
The heat has diminished as the heat dome has moved east.
It appears that the...
Forum: Touring
07-21-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By jamawani

SW Colorado - Mesa Verde NP - El. 7100 ft. 94...

SW Colorado - Mesa Verde NP - El. 7100 ft.
94 yr. Averages
SEP - Hi 76.4F, Lo 48.7F, Snow 0.1 in.
OCT - Hi 64.5F, Lo 38.3F, Snow 1.3 in.

NW Wyoming - Yellowstone NP - El. 7300 ft.
112 yr....
Forum: Touring
07-17-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,648
Posted By jamawani

Astoria has been the traditional western end...

Astoria has been the traditional western end point of the TransAm for 45 years.
(Yorktown is the traditional eastern end point.)
The route used to run down the coast all the way to Florence before...
Forum: Touring
07-10-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,628
Posted By jamawani

I am less concerned about bears in the North than...

I am less concerned about bears in the North than in the Lower 48.
Why? Because they are still hunted and fear humans.
I've biked a up to Alaska and the Yukon a half dozen times.
Remote camped by...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By jamawani

I'm so glad Dan Burden was in Missoula and not...

I'm so glad Dan Burden was in Missoula and not Austin, Texas or Athens, Ohio.
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By jamawani

St. Mary, Rising Sun, and Cut Bank campgrounds...

St. Mary, Rising Sun, and Cut Bank campgrounds are all closed this year - -
And Many Glacier Rd. is under major reconstruction - -
So the east side is really problematic.
Which makes riding Going...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By jamawani

APK - Leaving from the west coast, you will...

APK -

Leaving from the west coast, you will have plenty of time to get through the Rockies without the need to rush.
Why rush, anyhoo? You are having dessert first.

Everything that was...
Forum: Touring
06-28-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,304
Posted By jamawani

Are you 20, 40, 60 or 80? Do you have much...

Are you 20, 40, 60 or 80?
Do you have much touring experience?
Because it is way different riding a bike with 50 lbs of gear.

It sounds as though you have little experience in the West....
Forum: Touring
06-14-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,982
Posted By jamawani

Why would Oregon or California parks open up...

Why would Oregon or California parks open up showers when they are facing a desperate water shortage and a huge budgetary shortfall?
If anything, I suspect services may be further curtailed.
...
Forum: Touring
06-11-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,982
Posted By jamawani

90 Day % of Normal Precipitation as of 06-11-21

By August the wildfire risk in southern Oregon and northern California will be extreme.
It has been a record low precipitation in many areas of the West -
esp. since early March when almost no rain...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By jamawani

Cooper - It is doable, but you offer little...

Cooper -

It is doable, but you offer little specific information.
San Fran - Denver - New York is one of the tougher options and directions.
Also, what season? Late spring/summer has the longest...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By jamawani

There are just not any good options. Metro...

There are just not any good options.
Metro Denver stretches north along the Front Range for 75 miles - past Fort Collins.
County roads are quickly overwhelmed with new developments.

I'd take the...
Forum: Touring
05-21-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By jamawani

Tom - All I can say is, "Yikes!" Not sure if...

Tom -
All I can say is, "Yikes!"
Not sure if you are heading east, north, or south from Cheyenne.
Ot whether Cheyenne, itself, is a must.
As Mich Jagger would say, "Tought, tough, tough, tough."...
Forum: Touring
05-04-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,752
Posted By jamawani

I am looking forward to the day - when they...

I am looking forward to the day -
when they close I-495 for 6 months -
to build a bike trail.
Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By jamawani

Skagit Transit - Route 90X Express bus...

Skagit Transit - Route 90X

Express bus service, connects in Everett with connections to Seattle
https://www.skagittransit.org/90x/...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,985
Posted By jamawani

Amtrak trains are frequently ,,,, frequently...

Amtrak trains are frequently ,,,, frequently late.
Also, summer timetables may involve arrival/departure time changes.
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By jamawani

Well, NWC - You is still young. If you...

Well, NWC -
You is still young.

If you are leaving early-ish - early to mid May -
You might consider driving east and starting from the Atlantic coast.
That way you might miss some late bad...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By jamawani

NWC - Glad to hear you are going to ride...

NWC -
Glad to hear you are going to ride X-USA, but you don't give us much to go on.
I doubt you are 19, but are you 45? 65? 85? It makes a difference.
Also, how much riding/touring experience do...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,068
Posted By jamawani

A note about small towns. They need to be...

A note about small towns.
They need to be really small.
Small enough so that there are no pay campgrounds or mom & pop motels.
Obviously, if the town has lodging facilities, Andy Griffith will ask...
Forum: Touring
03-18-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,068
Posted By jamawani

Camping on someone's private property does...

Camping on someone's private property does constitute trespassing.
In more populated areas it may bring a visit by the county deputy at 3 a.m.
Or by a landowner who doesn't look too kindly on...
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By jamawani

I use both. The mapping info available online...

I use both.
The mapping info available online is amazing.

The one thing about paper maps I love is to spread one out on the table and look at the big picture.
It's hard visualizing the big...
Forum: Touring
02-24-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By jamawani

SFG - Not entirely clear about some things. ...

SFG -

Not entirely clear about some things.
I'm guessing that if your daughter starts in mid May, you'd ride in late April/early May.
Also, the "68" in your username is probably not your...
Forum: Touring
02-23-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,921
Posted By jamawani

Well, here's one person who isn't on the Ortlieb...

Well, here's one person who isn't on the Ortlieb bandwagon.
And I have 35 years touring experience.
Although, I will admit that many people swear by them.

I prefer panniers with multiple pockets...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,898
Posted By jamawani

I disagreed with the entire premise of Bike Route...

I disagreed with the entire premise of Bike Route 66 - - precisely for the reasons you mentioned & more.
The US Highway 66 of song and lore hasn't existed for 50 years.
US 66, more than most US...
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